Language Through Literature: An Introduction

Language Through Literature: An Introduction

by Paul Simpson
     
 

Language Through Literature provides a definitive introduction to the English language through the medium of English literature. Through the use of illustrations from poetry, prose and drama, this book offers a lively guide to important concepts and techniques in English language study.

Among the many topics covered in the book are

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Language Through Literature provides a definitive introduction to the English language through the medium of English literature. Through the use of illustrations from poetry, prose and drama, this book offers a lively guide to important concepts and techniques in English language study.

Among the many topics covered in the book are the form and meaning of words, the structure of narrative discourses and the organization of dialogue and conversation. Each chapter explores a specific aspect of the modern English language using a combination of exposition and practical activities. Each chapter also provides points for further discussion and includes project work for use individually, or as part of a group.

Readers will find the author's selection and presentation of topics helpful, as Paul Simpson progressively widens the scope of topics from single words to the structure of whole conversations. Language Through Literature is designed for thenon-specialist who is new to the study of the English language and will be particularly relevant to anyone interested in the in the relationship between the English language and English literature.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415149631
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Series:
Interface Series
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1290L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1Introduction: studying language and literature1
2From shapes to words: exploring graphology and morphology in poetry23
3Words and meanings: an introduction to lexical semantics61
4Exploring narrative style: patterns of cohesion in a short story101
5Dialogue and drama: an introduction to discourse analysis129
Afterword179
Teachers' appendix181
Glossary197
Notes207
References211
Index217

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