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LINGUIST List 23.5326

Tue Dec 18 2012

Books: Corpus Stylistics in Principles and Practice: Ho

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 14-Dec-2012
From: Ellena Moriarty <Ellena.moriartybloomsbury.com>
Subject: Corpus Stylistics in Principles and Practice: Ho
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Title: Corpus Stylistics in Principles and Practice
Subtitle: A Stylistic Exploration of John Fowles’ The Magus
Series Title: Advances in Stylistics

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
http://www.continuumbooks.com


Book URL: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/corpus-stylistics-in-principles-and-practice-9781441181305/


Author: Yufang Ho

Paperback: ISBN: 9781441181305 Pages: 272 Price: U.K. £ 27.99


Abstract:

In this book, Yufang Ho compares the text style difference between the two
versions of John Fowles' The Magus, exemplifying the methodological principles
and analytic practices of the corpus stylistic approach.The Magus was first
published in 1966 and was revised and republished by Fowles in 1977. Fowles'
own comment on the second edition was that it was ' rather more than a
stylistic revision.' The book explores how the revised version is
linguistically different from the original, especially in terms of point of
view (re) representation. The corpus stylistic approach adopted combines
qualitative and quantitative comparison to confirm the overall text style
difference. The analysis demonstrates that computer assisted methods can
identify significant linguistic features which literary critics have not
noticed and provide a more detailed descriptive basis for literary
interpretation of (either edition) of the novel. This analysis of The Magus
serves as a case study and exemplar of how corpus techniques may be used
generally in the study of linguistics.

‘This fascinating and well-researched corpus-based account of the relationship
between the two editions of The Magus by John Fowles demonstrates the
usefulness of corpus approaches to Stylistics, especially when insightfully
combined with careful qualitative analysis. A "must read" for the serious
stylistician.' - Mick Short, Professor of English Language and Literature,
Lancaster University, UK




Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
Stylistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics


Written In: English (eng)

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