World Building

1 World Building in Discourse Joanna Gavins and Ernestine Lahey 1.1 Worlds, language and the mind Over the last few decades, the disciplines of stylistics, narratology and cognitive poetics have all seen a notable proliferation of ...

Author: Joanna Gavins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472586544

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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World Building represents the state-of-the-discipline in worlds-based approaches to discourse, collected together for the first time. Over the last 40 years the 'text-as-world' metaphor has become one of the most prevalent and productive means of describing the experiencing of producing and receiving discourse. This has been the case in a range of disciplines, including stylistics, cognitive poetics, narratology, discourse analysis and literary theory. The metaphor has enabled analysts to formulate a variety of frameworks for describing and examining the textual and conceptual mechanics involved in human communication, articulating these variously through such concepts as 'possible worlds', 'text-worlds' and 'storyworlds'. Each of these key approaches shares an understanding of discourse as a logically grounded, cognitively and pragmatically complex phenomenon. Discourse in this sense is capable of producing highly immersive and emotionally affecting conceptual spaces in the minds of discourse participants. The chapters examine how best to document and analyze this and this is an essential collection for stylisticians, linguists and narrative theorists.

Fantasy World Building

Nesting and food are two variables to life: where you build your home and what it is you need to live. Now, are these two different animals? Do they share a symbiotic lifestyle? Or is one just wishing it, too, ... 50 FANTASY WORLD-BUILDING.

Author: Mark Nelson

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486828657

Category: Art

Page: 163

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When artists and designers explore or create a fictional setting, the milieu must be completely fleshed out, explained, and designed. In this book, comic and gaming art veteran Mark A. Nelson explores and demonstrates his methods for fashioning visually stunning, believable environments for fantasy creatures and characters. Scores of images and step-by-step examples illustrate how variation and experimentation lead to fresh, original designs for otherworldly beings, their environments, and their stories. Nelson discusses how to find ideas and borrow from history to add the strength of realism to a fantasy world. In describing the best ways to establish a habitat, he offers specifics about climate, terrain, flora, and wildlife. He shares insights into founding societies in terms of their means of survival, manner of warfare, spiritual practices, style of dress, and levels of technology. All visual creatives who work with imaginative material — illustrators, comic artists, and writers — will take a lively interest in this source of inspiration and practical knowledge.

If You Like World Building Games Try This

Building! Do you love world-building video games? Do you spend hours mining, building and uncovering cool surprises? Building worlds in computer games can be good for your brain. You learn about architecture, electronics and programming ...

Author: Marne Ventura

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781398204478

Category: Games

Page: 33

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Even the most gaming-obsessed kids need timeout from tech sometimes! No cheat codes will be needed for this collection of DIY projects. Bring world-building games to life with miniature medieval towns, sweet castles, pixel pillows and more!

World Building in Spanish and English Spoken Narratives

Figure 4.2 The initial text-world. selves. As shown in Chapter 6, the narrators take varying degrees of involvement in the text-world, according to their use of markers of subjectivity such as the first person pronouns (I/yo and ...

Author: Jane Lugea

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474282475

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Text World Theory is a powerful framework for discourse analysis that, thus far, has only been used in monolingual Anglophone stylistic analyses. This work adapts Text World Theory for the analysis of Spanish discourse, and in doing so suggests some improvements to the way in which it deals with discourse - in particular, with direct speech and conditional expressions. Furthermore, it applies Text World Theory in a novel way, searching not for style in language, but for the style of a language. Focusing principally on deixis and modality, the author examines whether Spanish speakers and English speakers construct the narrative text-world in any patterned ways. To do so, the 'frog story' methodology is employed, eliciting spoken narratives from native adult speakers of both languages by means of a children's picture book. These narratives are transcribed and subjected to a qualitative text-world analysis, which is supported with a quantitative corpus analysis. The results reveal contrasts in Spanish and English speakers' use of modality and deixis in building the same narrative text-world, and are relevant to scholars working in language typology, cross-cultural pragmatics and translation studies. These novel applications of the Text World Theory push the boundaries of stylistics in new directions, broadening the focus from monolingual texts to languages at large.

World Building and the Early Modern Imagination

INTRODUCTION “Think you there was, or ever could be” a world such as thisIdreamed Allison B.Kavey Worldbuilding is everywhere, or so it seems. From rebuilding Haiti after its devastating earthquake to the digital wonderworlds on cinema ...

Author: A. Kavey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230113138

Category: Science

Page: 270

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The early modern period was rife with attempts to re-imagine the world and the human place within it. This volume looks at natural philosophers, playwrights, historians, and other figures in the period 1500-1700 as a means of accessing the plethora of world models that circulated in Europe during this era.

Rise of the New York Skyscraper 1865 1913

Left : Union Trust Building ( 1889–90 ; deThe World Building : A Monument to Success molished ) , G. B. Post , architect . At the other end of the architectural spectrum , erected at the same time as the Union Center : Manhattan Trust ...

Author: Sarah Bradford Landau

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300077394

Category: Architecture

Page: 502

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The invention of the New York skyscraper is one of the most fascinating developments in the history of architecture. This authoritative book chronicles the history of New York's first skyscrapers, challenging conventional wisdom that it was in Chicago and not New York that the skyscraper was born. 206 illustrations.

Building Imaginary Worlds

The most participatory kind of imaginary world is, of course, the one you create yourself. Since the appearance of “how-to” books on world-building for fantasy and science fiction authors in the 1990s, many tools for subcreators have ...

Author: Mark J.P. Wolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136220807

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 394

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Mark J.P. Wolf’s study of imaginary worlds theorizes world-building within and across media, including literature, comics, film, radio, television, board games, video games, the Internet, and more. Building Imaginary Worlds departs from prior approaches to imaginary worlds that focused mainly on narrative, medium, or genre, and instead considers imaginary worlds as dynamic entities in and of themselves. Wolf argues that imaginary worlds—which are often transnarrative, transmedial, and transauthorial in nature—are compelling objects of inquiry for Media Studies. Chapters touch on: a theoretical analysis of how world-building extends beyond storytelling, the engagement of the audience, and the way worlds are conceptualized and experienced a history of imaginary worlds that follows their development over three millennia from the fictional islands of Homer’s Odyssey to the present internarrative theory examining how narratives set in the same world can interact and relate to one another an examination of transmedial growth and adaptation, and what happens when worlds make the jump between media an analysis of the transauthorial nature of imaginary worlds, the resulting concentric circles of authorship, and related topics of canonicity, participatory worlds, and subcreation’s relationship with divine Creation Building Imaginary Worlds also provides the scholar of imaginary worlds with a glossary of terms and a detailed timeline that spans three millennia and more than 1,400 imaginary worlds, listing their names, creators, and the works in which they first appeared.

Critical Literacy

As mentioned in Chapter 3 , discourse analysis should be based on the details that are most relevant in the situation , and in the case of this study , the building tasks most relevant to my research questions were world building ...

Author: Cynthia A. McDaniel

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820479462

Category: Education

Page: 244

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Romance Your Brand Building a Marketable Genre Fiction Series

CHAPTER SEVEN WORLD-BUILDING AND CASTING IF YOU DID the homework from chapter three, hopefully now you have a clear idea of what genre you're building a series inside. If you still don't, that's okay, but know that you want to sort that ...

Author: Zoe York

Publisher: Zoe York

ISBN: 9781926527888

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 175

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“Genre fiction series are the bread and butter of mid-list writers. For many they make the difference between a writing dream and a writing career.” Zoe York/Ainsley Booth, USA Today and New York Times bestselling author For the first time ever in print, Zoe York breaks down how she plans a series—something she has done ten times over. Romance Your Brand is an adaptation of an intensive four-week course, now available to authors everywhere. This book covers: • high-concept pitches • world-building • taglines and blurbs • building a cast of characters • writing the first book in a series • finding comparable series • covers • how to write towards future marketing • and why ALL OF THE ABOVE should be considered before you write a single word