Linguistic Criticism / Edition 2

Linguistic Criticism / Edition 2

by Roger Fowler
     
 

A particularly fruitful 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 accessible introduction to this often confusing subject. Fowler sets out clearly

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A particularly fruitful 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 accessible introduction to this often confusing subject. Fowler sets out clearly and simply a variety of analytical techniques whose application he demonstrates in discussions of a wide range of texts drawn from fiction, poetry, and drama. He concentrates on structures that relate literature to ordinary language, stressing the importance of the reader's everyday language skills. This second edition has clarified and expanded sections on the role of the reader in literary criticism and includes more twentieth-century texts and examples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192892614
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
Opus Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.69(w) x 5.13(h) x 0.68(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2Language and the Representation of Experience21
3Official and Habitual Language: The Case for Criticism40
4Linguistic Practice: Defamiliarization54
5How Texts are Made72
6Extra Structure, Extra Meanings92
7Text and Context110
8Some Aspects of Dialogue130
9Point of View160
10Register and the Plural Text185
11Meaning of World-View210
12The Role of the Reader233
Index257

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