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Toward a Theory of Cognitive Poetics: Second, Expanded and Updated Edition / Edition 2
     

Toward a Theory of Cognitive Poetics: Second, Expanded and Updated Edition / Edition 2

by Reuven Tsur
 

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ISBN-10: 1845192559

ISBN-13: 9781845192556

Pub. Date: 06/01/2008

Publisher: Sussex Academic Press

Reuven Tsur's Toward a Theory of Cognitive Poetics has three distinctive characteristics: It offers a widely interdisciplinary perspective. It provides a comprehensive view of poetry, with groups of chapters on the Sound Stratum of Poetry (rhyme patterns and gestalt theory; metre and rhythm; expressiveness and musicality of speech sounds); the Units-of-Meaning

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Reuven Tsur's Toward a Theory of Cognitive Poetics has three distinctive characteristics: It offers a widely interdisciplinary perspective. It provides a comprehensive view of poetry, with groups of chapters on the Sound Stratum of Poetry (rhyme patterns and gestalt theory; metre and rhythm; expressiveness and musicality of speech sounds); the Units-of-Meaning Stratum (semantic representation and information processing, metaphor, rhyme and meaning, literary synaesthesia); the World Stratum; Regulative Concepts (genre, period style, archetypal patterns); the Poetry of Orientation & Disorientation (experiential and mystic poetry versus poetry of emotional disorientation; and the grotesque); the Poetry of Altered States of Consciousness (hypnotic and ecstatic poetry); Critics and Criticism; and Cognitive Poetics vs. Cognitive Linguistics. It goes into minute details of poetic texts, so as to account for subtle intuitions of readers. Updating from the first edition consists of samples from the author's later instrumental study of the rhythmical performance of poetry and the expressiveness of speech sounds; and in three chapters responding to the later work of three cognitive linguists. This second, expanded and updated Toward a Theory of Cognitive Poetics is essential reading for all involved in cognitive literary criticism, linguistics and semantics, and poetry and music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845192556
Publisher:
Sussex Academic Press
Publication date:
06/01/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition, Second expanded edition
Pages:
697
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the First Edition vii Preface to the Second Edition viii Acknowledgments ix A Note on Transliteration xi General Assumptions
1 The Nature of Cognitive Poetics 1
2 Mental and Vocal Performance in Poetry Reading 29
3 Constructing a Stable World 43
4 Poetic Structure and Perceived Qualities 77 The Sound Stratum of Poetry
5 Rhyme Patterns, Gestalt Theory and Perceptual Forces 111
6 Metre and Rhythm 155
7 Delivery Style and Listener Response - an Empirical Study 181
8 Expressiveness and Musicality of Speech Sounds 209 The Units-of-Meaning Stratum
9 Semantic Representation and Information Processing 245
10 Literary Synaesthesia 283 The World Stratum
11 The Representative Anecdote: Human Contingency 295 Regulative Concepts
12 The Versatile Reader: Style as Open Concept 313
13 Style as Diagnosis and as Hypothesis Practical Application: The Ballad "Edward" 343
14 Archetypal Patterns 355 Poetry of Orientation & Disorientation
15 Space Perception and Poetry of Orientation 385
16 Poetry of Disorientation 405
17 The Grotesque as an Aesthetic Mode 423 Poetry of Altered States of Consciousness
18 Poetry and Altered States of Consciousness 451
19 Obtrusive Rhythms and Emotive Crescendo 471
20 The Divergent Passage and Ecstatic Poetry 495 Critics and Criticism
21 The Implied Critic's Decision Style 511
22 The Critic's Mental Dictionary 541 Cognitive Poetics and Cognitive Linguistics
23 Lakoff's Roads Not Taken 577
24 Deixis in Literature: What Isn't Cognitive Poetics? 595
25 Comparing Approaches to Versification Style in Cyrano de Bergerac 623 References 641 Index 659

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