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Linguistic Complexity of Mixed Episode in Sadegh Hedayat's Letters: The Effect of Bipolar Mood Disorder

Elmira Esmaeelpour () and Farhad Sasani ()
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Elmira Esmaeelpour: Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran
Farhad Sasani: Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran

No 032EE, Working papers from Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies

Abstract: This paper investigates the syntactic complexity of mixed episode in Sadegh Hedayat, supposedly suffering from Bipolar Disorder. The first study studies depressive and hypomanic states in the episode. The results illustrate that Hedayat shows the highest complexity in the hypomanic state, whereas he has a significant simplicity in syntax in depressive state. The results are analyzed by studying three types of sentences (i.e., simple, paratactic and hypotactic) and embedded clauses. Moreover, in the second study, the complexities of the hypomanic episode and the hypomanic state in mixed episode are compared

Keywords: Bipolar Mood Disorder; mixed episode; syntactic complexity; hypomania (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-11
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Published in Proceedings of the 11th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, November 19-20, 2018, pages 223-228

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