Social Stylistics

... L. P. 30 social class 18, 23, 25, 58, see also socio-economic class social variation 2'? socio-economic class 48, 49, ... 253 style shift 29 stylistic variation 1 1-16, 23, 26, 28, 31, 41 stylistics 2, 11-15, 19, 20, 24, 32, 37, 39.

Author: Andreas H. Jucker

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110851151

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 319

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The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.

Stylistics and Social Cognition

The Socio-Psychology of 'Interpretive Communities' and a Cognitive-Semiotic Model for Analysis Ulf Cronquist Abstract All ... Gavins & Steen 2003) a research environment has emerged that is grounded in a British tradition of stylistics.

Author: Poetics and Linguistics Association. Conference

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042023123

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

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This volume of articles comprises papers from the 25th annual conference of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA), which was held at the University of Huddersfield, England, in July 2005. The theme of the conference was 'Stylistics and Social Cognition', and as usual at a PALA conference, this theme was interpreted very widely by the participants, as the reader of this book will no doubt conclude.At the heart of this volume, there is something of a reaction against the cognitive developments in stylistics, which might be seen as being in danger of privileging the individual interpretation of literature over something more social. The concern is to consider whether there is a more collective approach that could be taken to the meaning of text, and whether recent insights from cognitive stylistics could work with this idea of collectivity to define something we might call 'commonality' of meaning in texts.Stylistics and Social Cognition will be of interest to those working in stylistics and other text-analytic fields such as critical discourse analysis and those concerned with notions of interpretation, collective meaning and human communication.


The adoption of a social perspective is based on the belief that literary texts can be construed as verbalizations of sociocultural and political values . But then all texts are verbalizations of this kind : advertisements , newspaper ...

Author: Peter Verdonk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194372405

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 124

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This book deals with the study of style in language, how styles can be recognized, and their features. It examines how style is used in literary and non-literary texts, and how familiarity with style is a matter of socialization. The author also discusses the relationship between text and discourse, the production and reception of meaning as a dynamic contextualized interaction, the question of perspective and the variable representation of reality, and how stylistics can complement literary criticism. The final chapter deals with social reading and ideological positioning, including some thoughts on feminist stylistics and critical discourse analysis.

Social and Stylistic Variation in Spoken French

Bell ( 1984 : 152–3 ) asserts that the relation between social and stylistic variation is a derivative one : ' style variation [ ... ] derives from and mirrors “ social ” variation ? In any society above a given level of complexity ...

Author: Nigel Armstrong

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027218390

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

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Many of the assumptions of Labovian sociolinguistics are based on results drawn from US and UK English, Latin American Spanish and Canadian French. Sociolinguistic variation in the French of France has been rather little studied compared to these languages. This volume is the first examination and exploration of variation in French that studies in a unified way the levels of phonology, grammar and lexis using quantitative methods. One of its aims is to establish whether the patterns of variation that have been reported in French conform to those reported in other languages. A second important theme of this volume is the study of variation across speech styles in French, through a comparison with some of the best-known English results. The book is therefore also the first to examine current theories of social-stylistic variation by using fresh quantitative data. These data throw new light on the influence of methodology on results, on why certain linguistic variables have more stylistic value, and on how the strong normative tradition in France moulds interactions between social and stylistic variation.

Stylistic Manipulation of the Reader in Contemporary Fiction

Methodologically, my chapter is situated within (social semiotic) multimodal stylistics (see Nørgaard 2014 and 2019), which is a relatively new subbranch of stylistics that extends the traditional stylistics toolkit with tools that can ...

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.

Celebrity Accents and Public Identity Construction

This means the methodology applied here can also be described as a form of sociolinguistic stylistics like the one ... a social theory of practice, Coupland 2007:178), which in turn refers to Weber: Meaning and stylistic effect are [.

Author: Emilia Di Martino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000022407

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Geordie Stylizations is a short-focused research work which builds on the renovated interest on the nexus between accent-identity-prestige-prejudice, offering an analysis of celebrities' use of the Geordie variety in a series of public performances as a reflection instrument for scholars, but also for neophyte readers with an interest in Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Celebrity Studies, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and Gender Studies. Of interest are the individual instances of Geordieness performed on specific occasions, i.e. the ways in which people construct their unique and constantly evolving language repertoires sometimes appropriating some, other times distancing themselves from, linguistic traits that would characterize them as members of specific communities in other people's perceptions. The material investigated is provided by the artistic world: engaging with the arts and culture, and in particular with music, is not just a solitary event, but also a participatory one which many people feel is worthwhile sharing through ordinary conversation and interaction via social networks every day.

International Journal of the Sociology of Language

It can even be contended that functional stylistics significantly got ahead of sociolinguistics by introducing into the ... The authors present their claim that The existence of style need not necessarily be associated with the social ...



ISBN: UCSC:32106009124865

Category: Sociolinguistics

Page: 418

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Literature as Discourse

Some Marxists have used a fairly traditional form of stylistics to good effect , to read the ideological meanings of ... Social stylistics has more to learn from sociolinguistic theories of language than from traditional formalistic ...

Author: Bob Hodge

Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015018346901

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 255

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The Language of Satirized Characters in Po taster

whose tasks would be for example the study of the social formation and movement of fashions in language , might become one such intermediary . ... In the present , the socio - stylistic approach can be used directly on speech ...

Author: Arthur Henry King


ISBN: UOM:39015048911682

Category: English language

Page: 316

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Towards a Critical Sociolinguistics

The Social and Stylistic Significance of Phonological Variation In order to state what I think we are losing in extending so comprehensively the concept of variable to 'whenever the speaker has an option', let me first outline what I ...

Author: Rajendra Singh

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027236289

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 342

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This collection of twelve essays, some of which have been written specifically for this volume by well-known European and North-American sociolinguists, reflects an increasing recognition within the field that sociological and theoretical innocence can no longer be underwritten by it, and offers a multi-pronged and multi-methodological way to move towards a critical, reflexive, and theoretically responsible socio-linguistics. It explores, with courage and sensitivity, some very important areas in the enormous space between Bloomfieldian 'idiolect' and Chomskyan 'UG' in order to situate the human linguistic enterprise, and offers valuable insights into human linguisticality and sociality. These explorations expose the limits of correlationism, determinism, and positivistic reificationism, and offer new ways of doing sociolinguistics.Intended for both practicing and future sociolinguists, it is an ideal text-book for the times, particularly for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.