The Text and Beyond: Essays in Literary Linguistics / Edition 1

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Provides a collection of suggestive models for students and scholars interested in using the tools of linguistics to meet the aims of literary criticism and theory. The goal is to show that linguistic approaches to literature can extend beyond the text to those things outside it that contribute to an understanding of language: history, culture, politics, psychology, and social context. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817306991
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

The Contextualization of Linguistic Criticism 3
Lexico-Syntactic Cohesion in Creeley's "I Know a Man" 19
Anaphoric and Cataphoric Reference in Dickens's Our Mutual Friend and James's The Golden Bowl 30
Comparison and Synthesis: Marianne Moore's Natural and Unnatural Taxonomies 56
Appropriated Voices in Gordon Weaver's Eight Corners of the World 87
Script Theory Perspective, and Message in Narrative: The Case of "Mi suicidio" 97
Conversational Style and the Form-Meaning Link in Literary Analysis 123
Conversation and the Fitzgeralds: Conflict or Collaboration? 157
Rosario Castellanos and the New Essay: Writing It Like a Woman 179
"Policewoman," Male Dominance, and the Cooperative Principle 206
The Language of Power and Powerlessness: Verbal Combat in the Plays of Tennessee Williams 217
Dialects of Power: The Two-Faced Narrative 227
Literary Data and Linguistic Analysis: The Example of Modern German 241
Immigrant Worker Literature 263
"What a Parrot Talks": The Janus Nature of Anglo-Irish Writing
"You gone have to learn to talk right": Linguistic Deference and Regional Dialect in Harry Crews's Body 278
Contributors 297
Index 301
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