Dan Shen, Peking University, China
'This is an engaging and accessible text for both beginners and established scholars in linguistics and literary studies. Simpson persuasively argues for the relevance of stylistics in the modern world and clearly lays out the key principles and analytical tools of the field using excellent illustrative examples. I know of no other book that gives such an elegant and comprehensive overview..
Rodney Jones, City University of Hong Kong
'The second edition of this extremely useful and readable key textbook has been fully updated to cover all essential topics in stylistics, providing an excellent introduction to the central concepts and a valuable guide to the most significant state-of-the-art ideas in the field. This new edition offers interesting and accessible overviews of all core areas, including the most exciting recent developments in corpus, cognitive and multimodal stylistics, many additional thought-provoking activities, and a well-chosen selection of important readings from major scholars.'
Catherine Emmott, University of Glasgow, UK
'Paul Simpson’s Stylistics is a most helpful resource from which EFL learners as well as native speakers of English will benefit. Profound yet exceptionally reader-friendly, the book is an invaluable guide for both students and teachers who are logically led from mastering basics in Introduction, through more advanced applications of the subject in Development, to "field" examples in Exploration and encouragement to read and think more in Extension sections.'
Anna Chesnokova, Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Kiev, Ukraine