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Vol.6, Issue 2, 2020, pp. 217-232 Full text


1. Elena Boychuk / ☍
2. Ksenia Lagutina / ☍
3. Inna Vorontsova / ☍
4. Elena Mishenkina / ☍
5. Olga Belyayeva / ☍

1,3,4,5: K. D. Ushinsky Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University, Yaroslavl, Russia
2: P. G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University, Russia

Contributor roles
Conceptualization, Funding acquisition: E.B. (lead), Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Validation: E.B., K.L., I.V., E.M., O.B, E.B., K.L., I.V., E.M., O.B. (equal); Visualization: E.B., K.L., I.V. (equal); Methodology: E.B., K.L. (lead), I.V., E.M., O.B. (supporting), Software: K.L. (lead), E.B., I.V., E.M., O.B. (equal supporting), Writing – original draft: E.B., I.V. (lead), K.L., E.M., O.B. (equal supporting)

The paper assesses and evaluates the performance of the ProseRhythmDetector (PRD) Text Rhythm Analysis Tool. The research is a case study of 50 English and 50 Russian fictional texts (approximately 88,000 words each) from the 19th to the 21st century. The paper assesses the PRD tool accuracy in detecting stylistic devices containing repetition in their structure such as diacope, epanalepsis, anaphora, epiphora, symploce, epizeuxis, anadiplosis, and polysyndeton. The article ends by discussing common errors, analysing disputable cases and highlighting the use of the tool for author and idiolect identification.

Keywords: text rhythm analysis, diacope, epanalepsis, anaphora, epiphora, symploce, epizeuxis, anadiplosis

Article history:
Received: 24 May 2020;
Reviewed: 30 June 2020;
Revised: 15 October 2020;
Accepted: 29 November 2020;
Published: 21 December 2020.

Citation (APA):
Boychuk, E., Lagutina, K., Vorontsova, I., Mishenkina, E., Belyayeva, O. (2020). Evaluating the Performance of a New Text Rhythm Analysis Tool. English Studies at NBU, 6(2), 217-232. ☍

Funding: This research has been sponsored under Project № 19-07-00243 of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR).

Copyright © 2020 Elena Boychuk, Ksenia Lagutina, Inna Vorontsova, Elena Mishenkina, Olga Belyayeva

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