Stylistics is the linguistic study of style in language. It aims to account for how texts project meaning, how readers construct meaning and why readers respond to texts in the way that they do. This book is an introduction to stylistics that locates it firmly within the traditions of linguistics. Organised to reflect the historical development of stylistics from its origins in Russian formalism, the book covers key principles such as foregrounding theory, as well as more recent developments in cognitive stylistics. It includes an examination of both literary and non-literary texts, and substantial coverage of methodologies for stylistic analysis. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on the practicalities of producing stylistic analyses that are objective, replicable and falsifiable. Comprehensive in its coverage and assuming no prior knowledge of the topic, Stylistics will be essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students new to this fascinating area of language study.Read more
- Covers traditional as well as new approaches to stylistics, including cognitive and corpus stylistics
- Examines non-literary material as well as literary texts: students will be more open to the benefits of stylistic analysis for all kinds of text
- Includes methodologies for stylistic analysis so that students can connect theory with practice
Reviews & endorsements
'A panoramic view of the maturing discipline of stylistics. Richly illustrated from literature and media in English, it shows how the same analytic tools and techniques can be revealingly applied both to literary and non-literary texts. A first-rate textbook and an enjoyable read.' Geoffrey Leech, Lancaster UniversitySee more reviews
'… wide-ranging and informative, offering excellent coverage, perceptive guidance on research methods and innumerable fascinating links between both linguistic and literary theory and analytical practice. Stylistics is now a mature and rapidly growing discipline and you couldn't wish for a better guide to the field.' Ronald Carter, Nottingham University
05th Dec 2013 by Herherher222
I think it is very strond book. It reflects all the peculiarities the stylistics deals with. I do recommend it.
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: September 2010
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521405645
- length: 242 pages
- dimensions: 255 x 178 x 16 mm
- weight: 0.63kg
- contains: 10 b/w illus. 2 tables
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Language and style
2. Text and style
3. Discourse and context I: function
4. Discourse and context II: interaction
5. Text and cognition I: text comprehension
6. Text and cognition II: text processing
7. Methods and issues in stylistic analysis
8. Conclusions and future directions.
Find resources associated with this titleYour search for '' returned .
Type Name Unlocked * Format Size
*This title has one or more locked files and access is given only to lecturers adopting the textbook for their class. We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.
These resources are provided free of charge by Cambridge University Press with permission of the author of the corresponding work, but are subject to copyright. You are permitted to view, print and download these resources for your own personal use only, provided any copyright lines on the resources are not removed or altered in any way. Any other use, including but not limited to distribution of the resources in modified form, or via electronic or other media, is strictly prohibited unless you have permission from the author of the corresponding work and provided you give appropriate acknowledgement of the source.
If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses
- Language and Style
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email email@example.comRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×