Ways of Reading Advanced Reading Skills for Students of English Literature

ISBN-10: 0415677475

ISBN-13: 9780415677479

Edition: 4th 2013 (Revised)

Authors: Alan Durant, Tom Furniss, Sara Mills, Martin Montgomery

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Book details

List price: $43.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Sara Mills is Research Professor in Linguistics at Sheffield Hallam University. She has published in the field of feminist linguistics and politeness research and also in postcolonial feminist theory. Her most recent publications are Language and Sexism (Cambridge University Press, 2008), Gender and Colonial Space (2004), Gender and Politeness (Cambridge University Press, 2003), Discourse (2000) and Michel Foucault (2002).

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Basic techniques and problem-solving
Asking questions as a way into reading
Using information sources
Analysing units of structure
Recognizing genre
Language variation
Language and time
Language and place
Language and context: register
Language and gender
Language and society
Attributing meaning
Metaphor and figurative language
Irony
Juxtaposition
Allusion and intertextuality
Authorship and intention
Mode of address: positioning the reader
Poetic form
Rhyme and sound patterning
Verse, metre and rhythm
Parallelism
Deviation
Narrative
Narrative
Narrative point of view
Speech and narration
Narrative realism
Drama and performance
Ways of reading drama
Performance and the page
Appendix: notes on activities
Glossary
References
Subject index
Index of names and texts discussed
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