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[Xmca-l] Re: Voloshinov or Bakhtin? Stylometric analysis


As indicated in followup messages, there is a lot of controversy on this
topic. David Kellogg reviewed the book on Bakhtin de masque in MCAIn 2012.
Vol 19 no. 4.

On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Tom Martin <Tom.Martin@education.ox.ac.uk>

> Hello,
> Reading the "Social memory in Soviet thought" chapter in Harry Daniels'
> Introduction to Vygotsky, I was surprised to learn that there is an
> authorship debate around the work of the post-Vygotsky writer Voloshinov
> (whom, to be honest, I had never heard of before today). Apparently much of
> his work was later attributed to Bakhtin.
> This caught my interest because I have been playing around with the Stylo
> suite for R, which does Stylometric analysis. Stylo is being used in a
> number of interesting projects to make claims about authorship. If anyone
> sees this Voloshinov/Bakhtin question as being valid and worth pursuing, I
> would be happy to spend an evening plugging the texts into R to see what
> comes out. The only hurdle for me would be getting digital versions of the
> texts in Russian - unfortunately that is beyond my linguistic and Google
> skills.
> Best,
> Tom
> Doctoral candidate, Oxford University

It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object
that creates history. Ernst Boesch.