After 10 years of research into the Shakespeare authorship controversy by exploring Shakespeare's language, the two professional linguists uncovered a vast number of traits specific to the author, ("his Fingerprints") taking the investigation beyond riddles to show that the true Poet Genius adopted a range of pseudonyms (including Lily, Greene, Golding, Peele, Petowe Shakespeare, Weever, Whetstone and many others..) during his prodigious lifetime in literature, the name William Shakespeare being but one.
Up to this point, provided that you accept reasonable doubts (that with the best will of the world the Stratfordman cannot have been the poet genius of Hamlet or Othello), Brame/Popova's view (Shakespeare’s Fingerprints, p. 30) seems to be plausible, possible, and logic : "Once the man behind the Shakespeare pseudonym is identified, all the pieces of the larger puzzle will be seen to fall together to reveal a coherent and revealing whole. Much to our delight, it all makes sense!
(–p.30, Shakespeare’s Fingerprints).
But from here on unfortunately Brame/Popova have gone in the wrong direction and came to a dead end. - TheyTTThey extended their conclusions extracted from their results ("Whoever wrote Edward de Vere’s poetry also wrote Shakespeare’s plays and poems.” ) to an interpretation, that De Vere must have been the poet Genius. You have to take into consideration, that is is by no means certain wether de Vere' was the author of most of the small corpus of poetrie described to him.
Brame/Popova's motives for Edward de Veres multitude of noms de plume, in many respects remain unconvincing , yet, →Motives for Marlowe's multitude of noms de plume seem more plausible, realistic and not as fantastical as most people imagine. →Summary (3pages,doc file)