Joan Torruella – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

The purpose of this book is to show the possibilities offered by linguistic corpora for the study of the language in general and the ancient language in particular, warning of the dangers that its unreflecting and indiscriminate application can entail. The work deals mainly with how to design and compile corpora in order to be representative of the linguistic universe they want to describe. At the same time, it deals with the postulates that should be present at the time of their exploitation (analysis of the data).

In few words, the aim of the book is to show scientific methods, based on quantitative and statistical analyzes, which provides the opportunity of a great advance in research; greater than the advance than has been possible with other methodologies, in order to offer different perspectives that allow new interpretations.