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Looking at the technique or craft of writing. Language in Literature examines the ways in which language is organized to create literary effect and meaning. An activity based introduction to literary stylistics, this book explains some of the core topics in literary linguistics and assists students in literary analysis. Focusing on poems, short stories, extracts from novels, advertisements and children's writing, it tries to understand and explain texts in linguistic terms.
Covering a range of topics - patterns of texture and representation, modality and evaluation, the structure of simple narratives, the recording of character speech and thought, the dynamics of dialogue, presupposition and textual revision - this introduction will be particularly useful to undergraduate students of English. Activities and end-of-chapter commentaries encourage a 'learning by doing' approach and equip the reader with the main linguistic terms necessary for the application of grammar in literary studies.
...one of the best (if not the best) of its kind...it deserves to be highly recommended to students...anyone in need of a textbook for an introductory course in literary stylistics ought to give it serious consideration. -- Jean Jacques Weber It is very often informative, not assuming a great deal of prior knowledge and yet not patronising either. Very valuable for developing skills for other parts of the course. -- Dr C Thijs, University College Dublin 20050224
|Modality and generic sentences|
|Processes and participants|
|Recorded speech and thought|
|A few well-chosen words|
|Talking: acts of give and take|
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Series: Hodder Arnold Publication
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 30th January 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1