Inspired by Exploring the Language of Poems, Plays and Prose, Mick Short's classic introduction to stylistics, Language and Style represents the state-of-the-art in literary stylistics and encompasses the full breadth of current research in the discipline. Written by leading scholars in the field, chapters cover a variety of methodological and analytical approaches, from traditional qualitative analysis to more recent developments in cognitive and corpus stylistics.
Addressing the three, key literary genres of poetry, drama and narrative, Language and Style is divided into carefully balanced sections. Based on original research, each chapter demonstrates a particular analytic technique and explains how this might be applied to a text from one of the literary genres. Framed by helpful introductory material covering the foundational principles of stylistics, the chapters act as practical exemplars of how to carry out stylistic analysis.
Comprehensive and engaging, this invaluable resource is essential reading for anyone interested in stylistics.
“This book will be widely used both as a reference work and as a textbook in university courses. It provides students and researchers with one of the most comprehensive introductions to the field of stylistics, describing the goals and methods of stylistics as applied to poetry, drama, and fiction.” --Doug Biber, Northern Arizona University
Introduction; D.McIntyre & B.Busse PART I: PRELIMINARIES Analysing Literature Through Language; G.Leech Recent Trends in New Historical Stylistics; B.Busse Methodologies for Stylistic Analysis: Practices and Pedagogies; R.Carter PART II: THE STYLISTICS OF POETRY The Stylistics of Poetry: Walter de la Mare's 'The Listeners'; K.Wales Foregrounding; W.van Peer A Cognitive Stylistic Reading of Rhetorical Patterns in Ted Hughes's 'Hawk Roosting'; P.Verdonk 'The Unprofessionals': Syntactic Iconicity and Reader Interpretation in Contemporary Poems; L.Jeffries Text Worlds in Poetry; E.Semino Public House Confidence: The Indispensability of Sound Patterns; T.Barney PART III: THE STYLISTICS OF DRAMA The Stylistics of Drama: Universal Elements; M.Munkelt Dialogue and Characterisation in Quentin Tarantino's 'Reservoir Dogs': A Corpus Stylistic Analysis; D.McIntyre 'See Better, Lear?' See Lear Better! A Corpus-Based Pragma-Stylistic Investigation of Shakespeare's King Lear; D.Bousfield & D.Archer Activity Types, Incongruity and Humour in Dramatic Discourse; D.McIntyre & J.Culpepper PART IV: THE STYLISTICS OF NARRATIVE FICTION The Stylistics of Narrative Fiction; D.Shen Authorial Style; D.Hoover 2D and 3D Visualization of Stance in Popular Fiction; L.L.Opas-Hanninen & T.Seppanen Point of View; P.Simpson The Intrinsic Importance of Sentence-Type and Clause-Type to Narrative Effect: Or, How Alice Munro's 'Circle of Prayer' Gets Started; M.Toolan Detective Fiction, Plot Construction and Reader Manipulation: Rhetorical Control and Cognitive Misdirection in Agatha Christie's 'Sparkling Cyanide'; C.Emmott & M.Alexander Narration and Metaphor; M.Fludernik Wmatrix, Key-Concepts and the Narrators in Julian Barnes' 'Talking it Over'; B.Walker Writing Presentation, The Epistolary Novel and Free Indirect Thought; J.Bray 'Appeased By The Certitude': The Quiet Disintegration of the Paranoid Mind in 'The Mustache'; J.Gavins The Eleventh Checksheet of the Apocalypse; P.Stockwell Multimodality: Extending the Stylistic Toolkit; N.Norgaard Corpus Approaches to Narrative Fiction; M.Mahlberg Stylistics, Linguistics and Literature: A Short Afterword; G.Hall References Index
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 539
Published: 16th July 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 0.83
Edition Number: 1