"Linguistics and Literature" is the first book to offer an overview of how linguistic theory can be applied to the oral and written literatures of the world
"A consistent theoretical perspective, broad empirical coverage, and a lucid and engaging exposition make this not just a finetextbook but fascinating reading for anyone interested in languageand verbal art. The detailed analyses of texts from oralliteratures across the world are a unique and welcome feature.Fabb's book is an impressive demonstration of how the variousstrands of research in literary linguistics add up to a coherentfield of inquiry." Paul Kiparksy, Stanford University
"Fabb applies linguistic theory to mostly oral literature fromaround a hundred different languages and literarytraditions."Moderna Sprak, Spring 1999
"In common with other books in Blackwell's Textbooks inLinguistics series, it provides exercises at the end of eachchapter. Most of these are highly instructive (and challenging)both from the point of view of reinforcing discussion in the bodyof the text and in terms of extending that discussion, looking atnew but related material....( Linguistics and Literature)should be of interest to anyone interested in language andliterature. It should be of particular interest to those with atheoretical interest in questions of literary form. It provides anexcellent overview of current thinking in literary linguistics aswell as making its own contribution to that thinking."AdrianPilkington, Royal Holloway University of London
A Note on Texts.
1. Literary Linguistics and Verbal Art.
2. Meter and Linguistic Theory.
3. Kinds of Meter.
4. Issues in Metrical Theory: Metrical Constituents, and Music and Meter.
5. Para-metrical Rules: Word-boundary Rules and Sound-patterning Rules.
7. Narrative: The Storyline.
8. Narrative Episodes.
11. Literary Linguistics: Summary and Prospects.
Index of Languages.
Series: Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 8th December 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.64 x 17.27 x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 1