On the stylistic evolution from communism to democracy: Solomon Marcus study case

Anca Dinu, Liviu P. Dinu, Bogdan Dumitru


Abstract
In this article we propose a stylistic analysis of Solomon Marcus’ non-scientific published texts, gathered in six volumes, aiming to uncover some of his quantitative and qualitative fingerprints. Moreover, we compare and cluster two distinct periods of time in his writing style: 22 years of communist regime (1967-1989) and 27 years of democracy (1990-2016). The distributional analysis of Marcus’ text reveals that the passing from the communist regime period to democracy is sharply marked by two complementary changes in Marcus’ writing: in the pre-democracy period, the communist norms of writing style demanded on the one hand long phrases, long words and clichés, and on the other hand, a short list of preferred “official” topics; in democracy tendency was towards shorten phrases and words while approaching a broader area of topics.
Anthology ID:
R17-1028
Volume:
Proceedings of the International Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP 2017
Month:
September
Year:
2017
Address:
Varna, Bulgaria
Venue:
RANLP
SIG:
Publisher:
INCOMA Ltd.
Note:
Pages:
201–207
Language:
URL:
https://doi.org/10.26615/978-954-452-049-6_028
DOI:
10.26615/978-954-452-049-6_028
Bib Export formats:
BibTeX MODS XML EndNote
PDF:
https://doi.org/10.26615/978-954-452-049-6_028