Creative Writing and Stylistics

Negotiating the creative-critical crossover, this book helps students develop practical writing skills and a critical awareness of creative possibilities.

Author: Jeremy Scott

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137010674

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Exploring the practice of writing through stylistics, Jeremy Scott draws on the work of writers and theorists to show how stylistic techniques can help writers enhance their own fiction. Negotiating the creative-critical crossover, this book helps students develop practical writing skills and a critical awareness of creative possibilities.

The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics

The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics provides a comprehensive introduction and reference point to key areas in the field of stylistics.

Author: Michael Burke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317747192

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 530

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The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics provides a comprehensive introduction and reference point to key areas in the field of stylistics. The four sections of the volume encompass a wide range of approaches from classical rhetoric to cognitive neuroscience and cover core issues that include: historical perspectives centring on rhetoric, formalism and functionalism the elements of stylistic analysis that include the linguistic levels of foregrounding, relevance theory, conversation analysis, narrative, metaphor, speech acts, speech and thought presentation and point of view current areas of ‘hot topic’ research, such as cognitive poetics, corpus stylistics and feminist/critical stylistics emerging and future trends including the stylistics of multimodality, creative writing, hypertext fiction and neuroscience Each of the thirty-two chapters provides: an introduction to the subject; an overview of the history of the topic; an analysis of the main current and critical issues; a section with recommendations for practice, and a discussion of possible future trajectory of the subject. This handbook includes chapters written by some of the leading stylistics scholars in the world today, including Jean Boase-Beier, Joe Bray, Michael Burke, Beatrix Busse, Ronald Carter, Billy Clark, Barbara Dancygier, Catherine Emmott, Charles Forceville, Margaret Freeman, Christiana Gregoriou, Geoff Hall, Patrick Colm Hogan, Lesley Jeffries, Marina Lambrou, Michaela Mahlberg, Rocio Montoro, Nina Nørgaard, Dan Shen, Michael Toolan and Sonia Zyngier. The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics is essential reading for researchers, postgraduates and undergraduate students working in this area.

Pedagogical Stylistics

This book offers a global exploration of current theory and practice in the teaching of stylistics and the implementation of stylistic techniques in teaching other subjects.

Author: Michael Burke

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441123121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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This book offers a global exploration of current theory and practice in the teaching of stylistics and the implementation of stylistic techniques in teaching other subjects. Pedagogical stylistics is a field that looks at employing stylistic analysis in teaching, with the aim of enabling students to better understand literature, language and also improving their language acquisition. It is also concerned with the best practice in teaching stylistics. The book discusses a broad range of interrelated topics including hypertext, English as a Foreign Language, English as a Second Language, poetry, creative writing, and metaphor. Leading experts offer focused, empirical studies on specific developments, providing in-depth examinations of both theoretical and practical teaching methods. This interdisciplinary approach covers linguistics and literature from the perspective of current pedagogical methodology, moving from general tertiary education to more specific EFL and ESL teaching. The role of stylistics in language acquisition is currently underexplored. This contemporary collection provides academics and practitioners with the most up to date trends in pedagogical stylistics and delivers analyses of a diverse range of teaching methods.

Latent Semantic Analysis Corpus Stylistics and Machine Learning Stylometry for Translational and Authorial Style Analysis

Most of the style-related research conducted in translation studies has either focused on the style of the author or on the text type as manifested in the translation as opposed to the style of the translator.

Author: Mohammed Al Batineh

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:932017465

Category: Translating and interpreting

Page: 187

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The analysis of style in translation discipline typically relies on methods borrowed from literary studies. Most of the style-related research conducted in translation studies has either focused on the style of the author or on the text type as manifested in the translation as opposed to the style of the translator. The few studies of translator style that have been carried out using corpus methodologies present some methodological limitations related to corpus compilation and control which affect the analyis of style. To address these limitations, the present study adopts an interdisciplinary approach combining Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA), and methods from Corpus Stylistics, and Machine Learning Stylometry in order to develop a rigorous framework for studying translator style. The suggested framework is developed based on the investigation of the translations and creative writings of Denys Johnson-Davies (J-D), a British creative writer and an Arabic-English translator. This study attempts to trace instances where the style of J-D the translator intersects with the style of J-D the author. It investigates the effect of J-D's translating activity on his own writing and vice versa in order to determine the extent to which the two activities influence each other. The computational stylistic (corpus & machine learning) and the thematic (LSA) analyses suggest that J-D's style as a translator impacted his style as a writer. In addition, it was evident that translation helped J-D to develop his writing skills and style. Indeed, the translating activity served as a source of inspiration and intertextuality for his creative writing. As for the interaction between J-D's creative writing and the post-creative writing translations, the findings show that J-D's creative writing impacted the selection of short stories he translated after the production of his creative writing, which revolved around themes he developed as a creative writer.

Style and Creativity

Through these chapters I make it clear. (a) that the theoretical proliferation, the variety of nomenclature, and the arbitrary subcategorization of stylistics has made this discipline seem more complicated than it really is; (b) that ...

Author: Yoshifumi Saito

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:60181025

Category:

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Issues in Stylistics

They feel that creative writers ' deviate ' from normal constructions in order to
capture the real moods and feelings since the real thoughts and feelings cannot
be captured by everyday language . When a writer like James Joyce writes '
riverrun ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001711752

Category: Criticism

Page: 243

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Stylistic Manipulation of the Reader in Contemporary Fiction

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here, here, here–here, here, here, here cognitive stylistics vi, viii, here, see also
stylistic(s) communication here–here, here–here, ... here, here creative writing
Index.

Author: Sandrine Sorlin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350062986

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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This book focuses on how readers can be 'manipulated' during their experience of reading fictional texts and how they are incited to perceive, process and interpret certain textual patterns. Offering fine-grained stylistic analysis of diverse genres, including crime fiction, short stories, poetry and novels, the book deciphers various linguistic, pragmatic and multimodal techniques. These are skilfully used by authors to achieve specific effects through a subtle manipulation of deixis, metalepsis, dialogue, metaphors, endings, inferences or rhetorical, narratorial and typographical control. Exploring contemporary texts such as The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Remains of the Day and We Need to Talk About Kevin, chapters delve into how readers are pragmatically positioned or cognitively (mis)directed as the author guides their attention and influences their judgment. They also show how readers' responses can, conversely, bring about a certain form of manipulation as readers challenge the positions the texts invite them to occupy.

The Device of Graphology in Joe Ushies Poetry Stylistic and Pedagogical Implications

Such a process is valuable, for example, in the contemporary creative writing
classroom. 2.1.4 Approaches to stylistic analysis There are three major
approaches to the study of stylistics, Ogunsiji and Farinde (2013) observe. They
include: ...

Author: Imikan Nkopuruk

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783346000309

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 149

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Master's Thesis from the year 2019 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 80.7, Tai Solarin University of Education (College of Humanities), course: English Language (Stylistics), language: English, abstract: This dissertation is an investigation into the poetry of Joe Ushie from the perspective of linguistics. There are different linguistic levels of analysing a literary or non-literary text. These levels include: syntax, semantics, lexis, phonology, graphology and others; in order to achieve the objectives of this study, this essay investigates the deployment of graphology as a device of meaning and aesthetics. Graphology is the study of language in print; a stylistic instrument which makes Ushie’s writing peculiarity an illustrating example of style as deviation from the actual linguistic norm. The study adopts foregrounding and multimodality as theoretical frameworks to the stylistic interpretations of the poetry of this author. Foregrounding as a theory was first put forward by Jan Mukrovsky at the University of Prague. Significantly, by establishing a modified model of categorisation of Graphological devices, this research will improve the teaching and learning of graphology as a device of literary composition by way of assisting learners to develop linguistic abilities necessary for them to read, understand and respond to literary and non-literary works sensitively.

Exploring Second Language Creative Writing

Exploring Second Language Creative Writing continues the work of stabilizing the emerging Creative Writing (SL) discipline.

Author: Dan Disney

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027270351

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 157

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Exploring Second Language Creative Writing continues the work of stabilizing the emerging Creative Writing (SL) discipline. In unique ways, each essay in this book seeks to redefine a tripartite relationship between language acquisition, literatures, and identity. All essays extend B.B. Kachru’s notion of “bilingual creativity” as an enculturated, shaped discourse (a mutation of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis). Creative Writing (SL), a new subfield to emerge from Stylistics, extends David Hanauer’s Poetry as Research (2010); situating a suite of methodologies and interdisciplinary pedagogies, researchers in this book mobilize theories from Creativity Studies, TESOL, TETL, Translation Studies, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, and Literary Studies. Changing the relationship between L2 writers and canonized literary artefacts (from auratic to dialogic), each essay in this text is essentially Freirean; each chapter explores dynamic processes through which creative writing in a non-native language engages material and phenomenological modes toward linguistic pluricentricity and, indeed, emancipation.

Language and Creative Illusion

The theme of this book is the writing process that begins with thoughts and ends in words fixed on a page: a process of `creative illusion' illustrated here with reference to classic authors as diverse as Jonathan Swift and Scott Fitzgerald ...

Author: Walter Nash

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 058229164X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

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The theme of this book is the writing process that begins with thoughts and ends in words fixed on a page: a process of `creative illusion' illustrated here with reference to classic authors as diverse as Jonathan Swift and Scott Fitzgerald. The writer's engagement with a developing text is seen at two levels: one, a mental level of imaginative play, the other an editorial level that determines patterns of form, punctuation, grammar, the representation of speech, the variance of vocabulary and rhetorical figure. Addressing notions of creativeness Professor Walter Nash raises questions of aesthetics and sylistics, and of the critical interpretation of literary texts. These questions invite studies of various literary moulds - narrative, argument, dialogue, poetic discourse and translation. They in their turn draw attention to the brute circumstances of composition that affect all writers, literary or otherwise, and the book ends accordingly with a chapter entitled `The Biro, the Word-Processor and Putting Pen to Paper', in which the diverse tools and materials of writing are examined in their relationship to the act of composing. Language and Creative Illusion will be essential reading for all students of language and literature, as well as providing useful material to undergraduate students of creative writing, stylistics, and composition.

An Introduction to Literary Stylistics

On literary writing Professor H.G. Widdowson has this to say : At the heart of
literary creation is the struggle to devise patterns of ... 1 Every creative writer , in
the words of T.S. Eliot , " wrestles with words and meanings , " 2 in order to
convey his ...

Author: Kofi E. Yankson

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3709929

Category: African literature (English)

Page: 96

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Stylistic Approaches to Translation

This book attempts to bring some coherence to a highly interdisciplinary area of translation studies, situating different views and approaches to style within general trends in linguistics and literary criticism and assessing their place in ...

Author: Jean Boase-Beier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317639213

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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The concept of style is central to our understanding and construction of texts. But how do translators take style into account in reading the source text and in creating a target text? This book attempts to bring some coherence to a highly interdisciplinary area of translation studies, situating different views and approaches to style within general trends in linguistics and literary criticism and assessing their place in translation studies itself. Some of the issues addressed are the link between style and meaning, the interpretation of stylistic clues in the text, the difference between literary and non-literary texts, and more practical questions about the recreation of stylistic effects. These various trends, approaches and issues are brought together in a consideration of the most recent cognitive views of style, which see it as essentially a reflection of mind. Underlying the book is the notion that knowledge of theory can affect the way we translate. Far from being prescriptive, theories which describe what we know in a general sense can become part of what an individual translator knows, thus opening the way for greater awareness and also greater creativity in the act of translation. Throughout the discussion, the book considers how insights into the nature and importance of style might affect the actual translation of literary and non-literary texts.

Exploring Second Language Creative Writing

Exploring Second Language Creative Writing continues the work of stabilizing the emerging Creative Writing (SL) discipline.

Author: Dan Disney

Publisher:

ISBN: 9027234086

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 157

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Exploring Second Language Creative Writing continues the work of stabilizing the emerging Creative Writing (SL) discipline. In unique ways, each essay in this book seeks to redefine a tripartite relationship between language acquisition, literatures, and identity. All essays extend B.B. Kachru's notion of “bilingual creativity” as an enculturated, shaped discourse (a mutation of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis). Creative Writing (SL), a new subfield to emerge from Stylistics, extends David Hanauer's Poetry as Research (2010); situating a suite of methodologies and interdisciplinary pedagogies, researchers in this book mobilize theories from Creativity Studies, TESOL, TETL, Translation Studies, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, and Literary Studies. Changing the relationship between L2 writers and canonized literary artefacts (from auratic to dialogic), each essay in this text is essentially Freirean; each chapter explores dynamic processes through which creative writing in a non-native language engages material and phenomenological modes toward linguistic pluricentricity and, indeed, emancipation.

Journal of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai

Concept of Polishing in Sanskrit Poetics . 4. Transformational Operations and
Kālidāsa's Mālvikāgnimitram . 5. Fundamentals of Creative Writing . 6. A Stylistic
Study of Abhijñāna - Sākuntalam and 7. Indian Poetics in comparison with
Western ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063378890

Category: Asia

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Style Rhetoric and Creativity in Language

This commemorative volume comprises ten essays which celebrate the work of Walter (Bill) Nash. Bill Nash was an extraordinary scholar - a classicist, parodist, critic, musician, linguist, poet, polyglot, humourist and novelist.

Author: Paul Simpson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9027204306

Category: Creative writing

Page: 215

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This commemorative volume comprises ten essays which celebrate the work of Walter (Bill) Nash. Bill Nash was an extraordinary scholar - a classicist, parodist, critic, musician, linguist, poet, polyglot, humourist and novelist. He was as adroit in his reading of the Old Norse sagas as he was in his analyses of the rhetorical composition of everyday English usage, and his published outputs embrace the stylistic, rhetorical, compositional and creative topographies of both language and literature. The contributions that comprise this volume are all by well-known scholars in the field and each essay celebrates Nash's prodigious offering by covering the academic fields with which he was particularly associated. These fields include composition, rhetoric, discourse analysis, English usage, comic discourse, creative writing and the stylistic exploration of literature from the Old English period to that of the present day.

A Comparative Study of R K Narayan and Arundhati Roy Linguistic and Literary Aspects

The book is organized as follows: Chapter-I is an introduction to Indian English, its importance and the objective of the research.

Author: N. Prasanna Lakshmi

Publisher: Prowess Publishing

ISBN: 9781545753507

Category: Education

Page: 238

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Broadly speaking, Indian English (IE) is that variety of English used by a large number of educated Indians as a second language. Kachru (1983) used the term ‘Indian English’ for the variety of English used generally in the South Asian countries. David Crystal (2003) observes that in India the numbers of English speakers outrank the combined number of speakers in USA and UK. A considerable body of creative writing is also produced in English and is increasing steadily. Writers like Mulk Raj Anand, R.K. Narayan, and Raja Rao, and Arundhati Roy, have become part of India’s literary tradition and they may continue to hold their status in world literature too. The use of Indian English in different domains in interaction with other regional languages has resulted in its development and recognition as a distinct variety in its own right. It is an attempt to study the styles of two of the prominent writers of Indian English, namely R.K. Narayan and Arundhati Roy by examining the different linguistic and literary aspects as reflected in their selected fictions—R.K. Narayan’s “Swami and Friends” (SF) and “The Guide” (TG) and Arundhati Roy’s “The God of Small Things” (GST). An examination of selected fictions of the two writers of this study has shown that stylistic analysis can be a rich field of enquiry in Indian English. Studies of the present kind can be used as a source material for applied linguistics. They can be extended for a comparative study of stylistic traits of Indian writers and non-Indian writers. The study suggests the possibility of further research in comparative stylistic studies in Indian English fiction, on the one hand, and American, British, or Australian fiction, on the other. Our comparison of the two writers, one of the colonial period and the other belonging to the post-colonial period, suggests that a more extensive stylistic study of Indian writing in English is called for to understand the changing phases of English in the socio-cultural ethos of the Indian society. The book is organized as follows: Chapter-I is an introduction to Indian English, its importance and the objective of the research. Chapter-II deals with review of literature on Indian English as well as stylistic studies in Indian English fiction. Chapter-III is concerned with a brief introduction to the texts chosen for study. Chapter-IV discusses the methodology adopted in the study. Chapter-V deals with the results of the study and makes a comparison between the two authors’ styles. Chapter-VI consists of a summary of the research and concludes with suggestions regarding further research needs.

A Stylistic and Semantic Study of Two Partition Novels

Vol. vm, No. 1. Contemporary Indian Literature Problem of the Indian Creative
Writer in English. Khushwant Singh's Fiction' — Indian Writing Today. Vol. IV. No.
1. STYLISTICS The Rise of Modern Prose Style. Derek Investigating English
Style.

Author: Shakti Batra

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015057018395

Category: India

Page: 97

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A Dictionary of Stylistics

Author: Katie Wales

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: UCSC:32106008870237

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

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Designed both as a dictionary and a guide-book, this volume contains over 600 alphabetically-listed terms relating to the study of stylistics. Using material drawn from a range of sources, including poetic and traditional rhetoric, sociolinguistics and semiotics, it includes quotations and explanations of grammatical theory.

Pragmatics and Stylistics

Stylistics and creative writing are indeed the recto and verso of one and the same
theme . This matter of assessment , however , is beside the point . My colleague
was wrong about the crucial question , which is not How do you mark it ? but ...

Author: Willie van Peer

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4283256

Category: Language and languages

Page: 398

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Writing Fiction

Exploring writing as a practice, Boulter draws from the work of writers and theorists to show how cultural and literary debates can help writers enhance their own fiction.

Author: Amanda Boulter

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137021519

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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Exploring writing as a practice, Boulter draws from the work of writers and theorists to show how cultural and literary debates can help writers enhance their own fiction. Negotiating the creative-critical crossover, this is an approachable book that helps students develop practical writing skills and a critical awareness of creative possibilities.