Exploring the Language of Poems, Plays and Prose

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Oktober 1996



Examines how readers interact with literary works, how they understand and are moved by them. Mick Short considers how meanings and effects are generated in the three major literary genres, carrying out stylistic analysis of poetry, drama and prose fiction in turn. He analyses a wide range of extracts from English literature.


Preface: how to use this bookAuthor's acknowledgementsPublisher's acknowledgements 1. Who is stylistics? 2. More on foregrounding, deviation and parallelism 3. Style variation in texts 4. Sound, meaning and effect 5. Rhythm and metre in the reading of poetry 6. Drama: the conversational genre 7. The meaning of speech acts, turn-taking and politeness 8. Assumptions, presuppositions and the inferring of meaning 9. Fictional prose and point of view 10. Speech and thought presentation 11. Prose style 12. Bringing it all together Appendix: a list of English phonemes References Index


Mick Short is a senior lecturer in the department of Linguistics and Modern English Language at Lancaster University. He co-authored Style in Fiction (Longman, 1981) with Geoffrey Leech and is the editor of Reading, Analysing and Teaching Literature (Longman, 1989). He is also the founder of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA) and the founding editor of its international journal Language and Literature.


"...;an excellent instance of successful assimilation of linguistic method into literary studies via the stylistics interface." STYLE "...;represents a very solid distillation of many years of teaching, writing and reflection on the established topics of literary stylistics." Journal of Sociolinguistics "The latest book by Mick Short shows that stylistics is alive and kicking." Greta 'Clearly, this is an impressive and valuable book.' Language and Literature, 1998.
EAN: 9780582291300
ISBN: 0582291305
Untertitel: 'Learning about Language'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 1996
Seitenanzahl: 416 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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