Rhetoric and stylistics

Øivind Andersen, Rhetoric and stylistics in ancient Rome / Rhetorik und ... und Stilistik des Mittelalters / Rhetoric and stylistics in the Middle Ages .

Author: Ulla Fix

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110178579

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1421

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Rhetoric and stylistics deal with successful human communication and the arrangement of language in texts. The handbook offers surveys of theoretical approaches, forms of linguistic practice and practical contexts from antiquity to the present.


WHAT IS STYLISTICS? Some years ago, the well-known linguist Jean-Jacques Lecercle published a short but damning critique of the aims, methods and rationale ...

Author: Paul Simpson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415281040

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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This is a comprehensive introduction to literary stylistics offering an accessible overview of stylistic, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume.

Comparative Stylistics of French and English

stylistics. One seeks to isolate the means of expression of a given language by contrasting the affective with the intellectual elements.

Author: Jean-Paul Vinay

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027216106

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 358

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The Stylistique comparée du français et de l'anglais has become a standard text in the French-speaking world for the study of comparative stylistics and the training of translators. This updated, first English edition makes Vinay & Darbelnet's classic methodology of translation available to a wider readership. The translation-oriented contrastive grammatical and stylistic analyses of the two languages are extensively exemplified by expressions, phrases and texts. Combining description with methodological guidelines for translation, this volume serves both as a course book and ­ through its detailed index and glossary ­ as a reference manual for specific translation problems.


5.1 Cognitive stylistics In this chapter and in Chapter 6 we focus on an area of stylistics in which interest has grown considerably over the last decade or ...

Author: Lesley Jeffries

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521405645

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

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An introduction to the study of style in language, offering practical advice on how to stylistically analyse texts.


In short , the choices that have been made can be said to form the headline's stylistic design . So in making a stylistic analysis we are not so much ...

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.

The State of Stylistics

Evoking Interest, Evoking Meaning: The Literary Theme and the Cognitive Function of Stylistic Devices Alfonsina Scarinzi Georg - August Universität ...

Author: Poetics and Linguistics Association. Conference

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042024281

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 517

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The State of Stylistics contains a broad collection of papers that investigate how stylistics has evolved throughout the late 20th and early 21st centuries. In so doing, it considers how stylisticians currently perceive their own respective fields of enquiry. It also defines what stylistics is, and how we might use it in research and teaching.

A Stylistics of Drama

By virtue of its interdisciplinary status , ( literary ) stylistics has to keep abreast of developments in both linguistics and literary criticism ...

Author: Peter K. W. Tan

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9971691825

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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"This study looks at how stylistic methods apply to drama texts, and focuses its attention on Stoppard's Traversties, which, by its parodic nature, compels an investigation of literary parody as an intertextual mode." "The author first seeks to place stylistics within a historical and procedural framework and considers ideological and procedural impasses that have bedevilled stylistic analyses. Detailed analyses of passages from Travesties in the light of what has been discussed then follows."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Practical Stylistics

As such , it can be read as a development of ideas about stylistic analysis and its application expressed in my previous book ( Widdowson 1975 ) .

Author: H. G. Widdowson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194371840

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 230

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This book takes a particular perspective on the nature of poetry and follows this through to proposals for teaching. It focuses attention on how the use of language in short poems can set up conditions for individual interpretation and the representation of reality in ways other than those which are established by normal social convention. This view of poetry, it is argued, leads to a recognition of its essential role in education, and provides a set of principles for an approach to teaching it which integrates the study of language and literature.

Historical Corpus Stylistics

Chapter 1 marked out the stylistic terrain of historical news discourse by outlining three areas of considerations which form the backdrop to the historical ...

Author: Patrick Studer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441139177

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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This book analyzes how news discourse was shaped over time by external factors, such as the historical context, news production, technological innovation and current affairs, and as such both conformed to and deviated from generic conventions. Using data from a newspaper corpus, it offers the first empirical study into the development of style in early mass media. In this analysis, media style appears as a dynamic concept which is highly sensitive to innovative approaches towards making news not only informative but also entertaining to read. This cutting-edge survey will be of interest to academics researching corpus linguistics, media discourse and stylistics.

Applied Linguistics Stylistics And Language Teaching

Their examination of different modes of speech , e.g. ' free direct speech ' , ' narrative report of speech - acts ' and their stylistic significance , and ...

Author: R.S. Sharma

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8171562663

Category: Applied linguistics

Page: 168

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Applied Linguistics Explores In Depth Some Of The Most Vital Areas In Stylistics And Language Teaching: Anthropomorphism In The Language Of Poetry Style As A Weapon Or Defence Mechanism In Style As Artifice; A New Approach To Technical Style In Technical Style: Implication Of Operationalism; Discourse Structure And Teaching Of English Conversation In Dialogue And Dialogue Teaching; A Scientific Procedure For The Teaching Of Poetry At The University Level In Analysing A Poem: A Linguistic Pedagogical Approach And Teaching Poetry: A Linguistic Method.Nearly All The Articles Are Analytical And Thought-Provoking; The Author Has Avoided Repeating Familiar Views And Ideas And Has Sought To Break New Ground.

Pedagogical Stylistics

Also the continuous application of stylistics terminology on the short stories we read during the course helped to get the knowledge more readily available ...

Author: Michael Burke

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441159878

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.

Contemporary Stylistics

... lighting possible roads into the field. jonathan CulpePer Introduction In 'The future of computational stylistics', Bailey (1979) divided what was then ...

Author: Marina Lambrou

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826493859

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 287

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His main interests are in the linguistic stylistic analysis of literary texts and in stylistics pedagogy. His recent books include Exploring the Language of ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789401205313

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Stylistics: Prospect & Retrospect looks backward toward classic and foundational approaches and texts that helped to establish the field of stylistics. It also looks forward by examining recent innovations that seem likely to alter the ways in which style is studied in the years to come. The essays presented here, written by an array of experts from nine countries on four continents, employ a wide range of approaches to works that range from romantic poetry to contemporary fiction and from traditional folktales and nursery rhymes to contemporary film. The variety of authors, approaches, and works found here testifies to the vitality of the field of stylistics, and these essays should appeal to all those interested in the nature of style and in the history and future of stylistics.


Sociolinguistics differs from its textualist counterparts in that it seeks to find causal relationships between the stylistic character of literary texts ...

Author: Richard Bradford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134860685

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Richard Bradford provides a definitive introductory guide to modern critical ideas on literary style and stylistics. It will provide students with a basic grasp of stylistics and literary analysis. This comprehensive and accessible guidebook for undergraduates examines: * the terminology of literary form * how literary style has evolved since the sixteenth century * the role of stylistics in twentieth century criticism * the discipline of stylistics from classical rhetoric to post-structuralism * the relationship between literary style and its historical context * style and gender * examples of poems, plays and novels from Shakespeare to the present day.


All the above said notions consider stylistics as a hybrid discipline crisscrossing literary criticism and linguistics. But linguistics has not always been ...


Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781642494761

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 132

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Stylistics is a branch of Applied Linguistics and deals with the various levels of language – graphological/phonological, lexical, syntactic, and semantic/discourse. In this book, each level is lucidly explained with relevant theoretical concepts, and they are practically applied to two poems as model-exercises. With the evidences explicitly available and insinuations implicitly conveyed in the text, each poem is insightfully examined through a linguistics lens to explore the stylistic nuances embedded in it. It can be exciting and interesting to anyone interested in the English language and poetic style in addition to students of literature.

Linguistic stylistics

V. V. VINOGRADov was one of those instrumental in defining the subsequent positions of Soviet stylistics. Stylistic analysis, he said, should view the ...

Author: Nils Erik Enkvist

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783111348926

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 179

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Cognitive Stylistics

Elena Semino and Jonathan Culpeper Lancaster University, UK This collection aims to represent the state of the art in cognitive stylistics — a rapidly ...

Author: Elena Semino

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027296269

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 333

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This book represents the state of the art in cognitive stylistics a rapidly expanding field at the interface between linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science. The twelve chapters combine linguistic analysis with insights from cognitive psychology and cognitive linguistics in order to arrive at innovative accounts of a range of literary and textual phenomena. The chapters cover a variety of literary texts, periods, and genres, including poetry, fictional and non-fictional narratives, and plays. Some of the chapters provide new approaches to phenomena that have a long tradition in literary and linguistic studies (such as humour, characterisation, figurative language, and metre), others focus on phenomena that have not yet received adequate attention (such as split-selves phenomena, mind style, and spatial language). This book is relevant to students and scholars in a wide range of areas within linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science.

The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics

She applies the Hallidayan systemic functional grammar approach to stylistic analysis. In Chapter 4 Jennifer Riddle Harding examines the reader response ...

Author: Michael Burke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317747208

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.

Telecinematic Stylistics

Advances in Stylistics Series Editors: Dan McIntyre, University of Huddersfield, UK and Louise Nuttall, University of Huddersfield, UK Editorial Board: Jean ...

Author: Christian Hoffmann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350042865

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Over the last two decades, the study of discourse in film and television has become one of the most promising research avenues in stylistics and pragmatics due to the dazzling variety of source material and the huge pragmatic range within it. Meanwhile, with the advent of streaming and the box set, film and television themselves are becoming separated by an increasingly blurred line. This volume closes a long-standing gap in stylistics research, bringing together a book-level pragmastylistic showcase. It presents current developments from the field from two complementary perspectives, looking stylistically at the discourse in film and the discourse of and around film. This latter phrase comes to mean the approaches which try to account for the pragmatic effects induced by cinematography. This might be the camera work or the lighting, or the mise en scène or montage. The volume takes a multimodal approach, looking at word, movement and gesture, in keeping with modern stylistics. The volume shows how pragmatic themes and methods are adapted and applied to films, including speech acts, (im)politeness, implicature and context. In this way, it provides systematic insights into how meanings are displayed, enhanced, suppressed and negotiated in both film and televisual arts.