Stylistics: A Resource Book for Students / Edition 1

Stylistics: A Resource Book for Students / Edition 1

by Paul Simpson, Simpson Paul
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415281059

ISBN-13: 9780415281058

Pub. Date: 07/15/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the Routledge English Language Introductions 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 – introductions,

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Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the Routledge English Language Introductions 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 – introductions, development, exploration and extension – which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained. Stylistics:

* is a comprehensive introduction to literary stylistics
* covers the core areas, including register, dialect, vocabulary, grammar, sound and rhythm, speech and thought, narrative, dialogue, metaphor and meaning
* draws on a range of literary texts, from Ernest Hemingway and D.H. Lawrence to Sylvia Plath, Roger McGough and Irvine Welsh
* provides classic readings by the key names in the discipline, including Derek Attridge, Ronald Carter and Walter Nash, Roger Fowler and Mick Short.

The accompanying webiste to this book can be found at http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415281059

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415281058
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/15/2004
Series:
Routledge English Language Introductions Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

AIntroduction : key concepts in stylistics1
1What is stylistics?2
2Stylistics and levels of language5
3Grammar and style9
4Rhythm and metre14
5Narrative stylistics18
6Style as choice22
7Style and point of view26
8Representing speech and thought30
9Dialogue and discourse34
10Cognitive stylistics38
11Metaphor and metonymy41
12Stylistics and verbal humour45
BDevelopment : doing stylistics49
1Developments in stylistics50
2Levels of language at work : an example from poetry53
3Sentence styles : development and illustration59
4Interpreting patterns of sound66
5Developments in structural narratology70
6Style and transitivity74
7Approaches to point of view77
8Techniques of speech and thought presentation80
9Dialogue in drama85
10Developments in cognitive stylistics89
11Styles of metaphor92
CExploration : investigating style97
1Is there a "literary language"?98
2Style, register and dialect102
3Grammar and genre: a short study in Imagism108
4Styles in a single poem : an exploration112
5A sociolinguistic model of narrative114
6Transitivity, characterisation and literary genre119
7Exploring point of view in narrative fiction123
8A workshop on speech and thought presentation130
9Exploring dialogue136
10Cognitive stylistics at work139
11Exploring metaphors in different kinds of texts142
12Extension : readings in stylistics147
How to use these readings148
1Language and literature148
2Style and verbal play158
3Teaching grammar and style161
4Sound, style and onomatopoeia168
5Style variation in narrative176
6Transitivity at work185
7Point of view195
8Speech and thought presentation195
9Literature as discourse : the literary speech situation196
10Cognitive stylistics : the poetry of Emily Dickinson201
11Cognitive stylistics and the theory of metaphor211
12Style and verbal humour217

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