Reader’s experience of style aspects reflected in online book reviews: a tentative model of style perception

Ekaterina Tereshko

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We aim to investigate how readers perceive style. For this we study how often and in what terms book reviewers note features of style. The investigation consists of three steps. We annotated 200 online reviews to indicate mentions of style and aspects of style, and which words reviewers use that refer to style. Second, we use these words to query a corpus of N= 382,207 reviews to find the most used characteristics of style. Third, we focus on notions of style related to readers’ experience to develop a tentative model of reader perception of style.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2023
EventIGEL 2023: Rhythm, Speed, Path: Spatiotemporal Experiences in Narrative, Poetry, and Drama - Diocesan Museum, Monopoly, Italy
Duration: 28 Sept 202330 Sept 2023
Conference number: 19th


ConferenceIGEL 2023
Abbreviated titleIGEL2023
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  • stylistics
  • style
  • review
  • response
  • impact
  • IGEL 2023 (Event)

    Katja Tereshko (Peer reviewer / referee)

    24 Mar 2023

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

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