Measuring the style of chick lit and literature

K.J. Jautze

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This paper examines to what extent the distribution of the hundred most frequent function words of two novelistic genres (chick lit and literature) gives insight into the genre styles. The results shows that the literary style is more descriptive and informational, whereas the style of the chick-lit novels tends to be more involved and to a greater extent resembles spoken language.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2014
EventDigital Humanities Conference - Lausanne, United Kingdom
Duration: 08 Jul 201412 Jul 2014


ConferenceDigital Humanities Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • chick lit
  • literature
  • novelistic genres
  • stylometry


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