This book represents the state of the art in cognitive stylistics a rapidly expanding field at the interface between linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science. The twelve chapters combine linguistic analysis with insights from cognitive psychology and cognitive linguistics in order to arrive at innovative accounts of a range of literary and textual phenomena. The chapters cover a variety of literary texts, periods, and genres, including poetry, fictional and non-fictional narratives, and plays. Some of the chapters provide new approaches to phenomena that have a long tradition in literary and linguistic studies (such as humour, characterisation, figurative language, and metre), others focus on phenomena that have not yet received adequate attention (such as split-selves phenomena, mind style, and spatial language). This book is relevant to students and scholars in a wide range of areas within linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science.
Acknowledgements VII Foreword IX Elena Semino and Jonathan Culpeper 1. Conceptual integration in Christine de Pizan's City of Ladies 1 Craig Hamilton 2. The body in the word: A cognitive approach to the shape of a poetic text 23 Margaret Freeman 3. The Figure in the Carpet: Discovery or Re-cognition 49 Yanna Popova 4. Miltonic texture and the feeling of reading 73 Peter Stockwell 5. A cognitive stylistic approach to mind style in narrative fiction 95 Elena Semino 6. Between the lines: Spatial language and its developmental representation in Stephen King's IT 123 Willie van Peer and Eva Graf 7. "Split selves" in fiction and in medical "life stories": Cognitive linguistic theory and narrative practice 153 Catherine Emmott 8. Metaphor in Bob Dylan's "Hurricane": Genre, language, and style 183 Gerard Steen 9. Cognitive constraints on verbal creativity: The use of figurative language in poetic discourse 211 Yeshayahu Shen 10. Cognitive stylistics of humorous texts 231 Salvatore Attardo 11. A cognitive stylistic approach to characterisation 251 Jonathan Culpeper 12. Aspects of Cognitive Poetics 279 Reuven Tsur Afterword 319 Donald C. Freeman Name Index 325 Subject Index 327
Series: Linguistic Approaches to Literature
Number Of Pages: 349
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 15.4
Weight (kg): 0.59