Contemporary Stylistics

Contemporary Stylistics

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Contemporary Stylistics presents a comprehensive survey of the current state of the integrated study of language and literature. Written by internationally renowned researchers in stylistics, this volume of twenty chapters provides a showcase for the range of approaches and practices which form modern stylistics: from cognitive poetics to corpus linguistics, from explorations of mind-style and spoken discourse in narrative to the workings of viewpoint in lyric poetry, from word-meanings to the meanings and emotions of literary worlds, and more. Each chapter is introduced and set in context by a key figure in stylistics. The book represents the best of current stylistics practice, including the traditions, roots and rigour of the discipline. This one volume reference will be invaluable to students and researchers in stylistics.
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  • Hardback | 302 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 17mm | 742g
  • Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0826493858
  • 9780826493859

Table of contents

Introduction: the state of contemporary stylistics; 1 Computational stylistics; 2 Hyperfiction and possible worlds; 3 Free indirect discourse; 4 Metaphor /cognitive linguistics; 5 Corpus Stylistics; 6 Text worlds in contemporary fiction; 7 Crime fiction mindstyle; 8 Cognition and rhetoric; 9 Pragmatics and stylistics; 10 Space and poetic landscape; 11 Oral narrative analysis; 12 Lyrical poems and perception; 13 Deixis and point of view; 14 The stylistics of popular fiction; 15 Feminist narratology; 16 Fictional minds; 17 Drama and stylistics; 18 Consciousness in narrative fiction; 19 Poetics of children's fiction; 20 Stylistics and language teaching.
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'This is a lively selection of contributions, on a wide range of texts (fiction, plays, and poetry) and drawing on a remarkable diversity of theoretical commitments, from twenty of the most talented newer or younger academics engaged in language-oriented analyses of literature. Each essay in turn is usefully introduced by an established academic in the same field. This format, in which an older author sponsors a newer one while being given the chance to point out differences of view, lends both a gracious formality and a spirit of collegial dialogism to the collection. For anyone who wants to see what issues and arguments fascinate and inspire some of the exciting new generation of stylisticians, this is an excellent place to look.'--Sanford Lakoff "The range of texts analysed is excellent, from Dickens to Bridget Jones, and unlike many edited collections in stylistics, the essays do not just analyse novels or poetry; there is a good spread here across literary genres. The chapters give a real insight into the richness of approaches available today within stylistics research; this book should be required reading on many literary linguistics courses."--Sanford Lakoff This project is successful because of several qualities and strengths [including]... the editors' scholarly expertise and proficient management... the cohesive internal structure of the individually-authored chapters... the broadness of genre range and the richness of texts analysed.--Sanford Lakoff
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About Marina Lambrou

Marina Lambrou is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of East London, UK. Peter Stockwell is Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, UK.
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