Stylistics

Stylistics

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This book examines how style is used in literary and non-literary texts. The topics include style as a matter of socialization, the production and reception of meaning, the question of perspective, literary criticism, and current issues such as feminist stylistics and critical discourse analysis.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-437240-4
  • Price: $ 31.00

This book examines how style is used in literary and non-literary texts. The topics include style as a matter of socialization, the production and reception of meaning, the question of perspective, literary criticism, and current issues such as feminist stylistics and critical discourse analysis.

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This book examines how style is used in literary and non-literary texts. The topics include style as a matter of socialization, the production and reception of meaning, the question of perspective, literary criticism, and current issues such as feminist stylistics and critical discourse analysis.

Contents

Preface

Section 1

Survey


1 The concept of style
Features of style: a newspaper headline
Style as motivated choice
Style in context
Style and persuasive effect
Conclusion

2 Style in literature
Text type and style
Text type and function
Conclusion

3 Text and discourse
The nature of text
The nature of discourse
Textual and contextual meaning
The headline revisited
The context of literary discourse
The communicative situation in literary discourse
Conclusion

4 Perspectives on meaning
The double meaning of perspective
Perspective in narrative fiction
Stylistic markers of perspective and positioning
Deixis
Given and new information
Ideological perspective
Conclusion

5 The language of literary representation
Perspective in third-person narration
Speech and thought representation
Conclusion

6 Perspectives on literary interpretation
Literary criticism
Interpreting a complete poem
Substantiation by analysis
Literary interpretation revisited
Conclusion

7 Stylistics and ideological perspectives
Social reading and ideological postioning
Incorporation of literary criticism into linguistic criticism?
Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)
Conclusion

Section 2

Readings

Section 3

References

Section 4

Glossary

Reviews

  • … the book undoubtedly offers a valuable and practical guide to the subject matter.
    - Patrick Studer, University College, Cork, Ireland
  • The argument is well illustrated with commentary, sometimes detailed, on several poetic and prose texts, which provides insightful observations on textual features.
    - Applied Linguistics Journal