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Fri Sep 20 2002

Books: Ling & Literature: Fabb

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  1. jreid, Ling & Literature: Nigel Fabb

Message 1: Ling & Literature: Nigel Fabb

Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 16:44:52 +0000
From: jreid <>
Subject: Ling & Literature: Nigel Fabb

Title: Language and Literary Structure
Subtitle: The Linguistic Analysis of Form in Verse and Narrative
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Nigel Fabb 

Hardback: ISBN: 0521792940, Pages: 240, Price: USD 65.00
Comment: 1 line diagram, 27 tables
Paperback: ISBN: 0521796989, Pages: 240, Price: USD 23.00
Comment: 1 line diagram, 27 tables
This theoretical study of linguistic structure in literature focuses
on verse and narrative from a linguistic perspective. Nigel Fabb
provides a simple and realistic linguistic explanation of poetic form
in English from 1500-1900, drawing on the English and American verse
and oral narrative tradition, as well as contemporary criticism. He
offers a new linguistic approach to how metre and rhythm work in
poetry, based on pragmatic theory. He provides a pragmatic explanation
of formal ambiguity and indeterminacy and their aesthetic effects.

1. Literary form
2. Generated metrical form
3. Communicated form
4. The communication of metre
5. Lines
6. Line-groups in metrical verse and in narrative
7. Complexity
Lingfield(s): Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): English (Language Code: ENG)
Written in: English (Language Code: ENG)
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