Stylistics A Resource Book for Students

ISBN-10: 0415644976
ISBN-13: 9780415644976
Edition: 2nd 2014 (Revised)
Authors: Paul Simpson
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/6/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 314
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students. Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible 'two-dimensional' structure is built around four sections - introduction, development, exploration and extension - which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained. Stylistics: provides a comprehensive overview of the methods and theories of stylistics: from metre to metaphor, dialogue to discourse enables students to uncover the layers, patterns and levels that constitute stylistic description helps the reader to develop a set of stylistic tools of their own, which can be applied to any text is written in a clear and entertaining style with lively examples from authors as diverse as Shakespeare and Irvine Welsh provides classic readings by key names in the field, such as Katie Wales, Mick Short, Derek Attridge and Henry Widdowson. Written by an experienced teacher and researcher, this accessible textbook is an essential resource for all students of creative writing, English language and English literature.

Introduction: key concepts in stylistics
What is stylistics?
Stylistics and levels of language
Grammar and style
Rhythm and metre
Narrative stylistics
Style as choice
Style and point of view
Representing speech and thought
Dialogue and discourse
Cognitive stylistics
Metaphor and metonymy
New directions in stylistics: corpus approaches
Development: doing stylistics
Developments in stylistics
Levels of language at work: an example from poetry
Sentence styles: development and illustration
Interpreting patterns of sound
Developments in structural narratology
Style and transitivity
Approaches to point of view
Techniques of speech and thought presentation
Dialogue in drama
Developments in cognitive stylistics
Styles of metaphor
Developments in corpus stylistics
Exploration: investigating style
Is there a "literary language"?
Style, register and dialect
Grammar and genre: a short study in Imagism
Styles in a single poem: an exploration
A sociolinguistic model of narrative
Transitivity, characterisation and literary genre
Exploring point of view in narrative fiction
A workshop on speech and thought presentation
Exploring dialogue
Cognitive stylistics at work
Exploring metaphors in different kinds of texts
Using corpora in stylistic analysis
Extension: readings in stylistics
Stylistics and the teaching of literature
Style and verbal play
Teaching grammar and style
Sound, style and onomatopoeia
A typology of narrative gaps
Transitivity at work
Style variation and point of view
The effects of free indirect discourse
Multi-modal analysis and the stylistics of drama
Conceptual blending and stylistic analysis
Cognitive stylistics and the theory of metaphor
Corpus stylistics

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