Cognitive Stylistics

Cognitive Stylistics : Language and cognition in text analysis

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This book represents the state of the art in cognitive stylistics a rapidly expanding field at the interface between linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science. The twelve chapters combine linguistic analysis with insights from cognitive psychology and cognitive linguistics in order to arrive at innovative accounts of a range of literary and textual phenomena. The chapters cover a variety of literary texts, periods, and genres, including poetry, fictional and non-fictional narratives, and plays. Some of the chapters provide new approaches to phenomena that have a long tradition in literary and linguistic studies (such as humour, characterisation, figurative language, and metre), others focus on phenomena that have not yet received adequate attention (such as split-selves phenomena, mind style, and spatial language). This book is relevant to students and scholars in a wide range of areas within linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science.
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  • Hardback | 333 pages
  • 158.75 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 590g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588112993
  • 9781588112996

Table of contents

1. Acknowledgements; 2. Foreword (by Semino, Elena); 3. Conceptual integration in Christine de Pizan's City of Ladies (by Hamilton, Craig A.); 4. The body in the word: A cognitive approach to the shape of a poetic text (by Freeman, Margaret H.); 5. The Figure in the Carpet: Discovery or Re-cognition (by Popova, Yanna); 6. Miltonic texture and the feeling of reading (by Stockwell, Peter); 7. A cognitive stylistic approach to mind style in narrative fiction (by Semino, Elena); 8. Between the lines: Spatial language and its developmental representation in Stephen King's IT (by Peer, Willie van); 9. "Split selves" in fiction and in medical "life stories": Cognitive linguistic theory and narrative practice (by Emmott, Catherine); 10. Metaphor in Bob Dylan's "Hurricane": Genre, language, and style (by Steen, Gerard J.); 11. Cognitive constraints on verbal creativity: The use of figurative language in poetic discourse (by Shen, Yeshayahu); 12. Cognitive stylistics of humorous texts (by Attardo, Salvatore); 13. A cognitive stylistic approach to characterisation (by Culpeper, Jonathan); 14. Aspects of Cognitive Poetics (by Tsur, Reuven); 15. Afterword (by Freeman, Donald C.); 16. Name Index; 17. Subject Index
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