Linguistic Criticism

ISBN-10: 0192892614
ISBN-13: 9780192892614
Edition: 2nd 1996 (Revised)
Authors: Roger Fowler
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Book details

List price: $53.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/25/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946

A fruitful, well-established development in literary studies has been the application of ideas drawn from linguistics. Precise analytical methods help the practical criticism of texts, while at the same time the theory of language has illuminated literary theory. Linguistic Criticism is an introduction to the subject by one of its most experienced practitioners. Roger Fowler sets out clearly and simply a variety of analytical techniques whose application he demonstrates in discussion of a wide range of texts drawn from fiction, poetry, and drama. He concentrates on structures which relate literature to ordinary language, stressing the importance of the reader's every day language skills. This second edition gives clarified and expanded sections dealing with the role of the reader in literary criticism, and includes more twentieth-century texts and examples for analysis and discussion.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Language and the Representation of Experience
Official and Habitual Language: The Case for Criticism
Linguistic Practice: Defamiliarization
How Texts are Made
Extra Structure, Extra Meanings
Text and Context
Some Aspects of Dialogue
Point of View
Register and the Plural Text
Meaning of World-View
The Role of the Reader
Index

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