LINGUIST List 7.976

Wed Jul 3 1996

Sum: Linguistics and Literature Textbooks

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  1. Richard Epstein, sum: lx and lit texts

Message 1: sum: lx and lit texts

Date: Wed, 03 Jul 1996 10:36:11 EDT
From: Richard Epstein <>
Subject: sum: lx and lit texts

A short time ago, I posted a request for potential textbooks to be
used in an undergraduate course on Linguistics and Literature (in an
English department). I'd like to thank the following people for their

David Wharton
Jo Rubba
Chad D. Nilep
Clai Rice
Mick Short

Here are the references:

Elizabeth Closs Traugott & Mary L. Pratt (1980), 'Linguistics
	for Students of Literature' (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich).
Geoffrey N. Leech & Michael H. Short (1981), 'Style in Fiction'
Roger Fowler (1986), 'Linguistic Criticism' (Oxford).
Ronald Carter & Walter Nash (1990), 'Seeing through language'
Michael McCarthy & Ronald Carter (1994), 
 'Language as Discourse' (Longman, ISBN 0-582-084245 PPR).
 'The dialect of the tribe' (about the use of dialect in Joyce,
	 James, Beckett, etc.).
 'Dialects and Education' by Walt Wolfram and Donna Christian.

George Lakoff & Mark Johnson, _Metaphors We Live By_ (Chicago 1980).
Lakoff & Mark Turner, _More Than Cool Reason_ (Chicago 1989).
Jakobson's _Language in Literature_.
Don Freeman's _Linguistics and Literary Style_ (1970).

Also, Mick Short passed along the following information:

 I have a new book coming out with Longman (now part of Addison Wesley
 Longman) in the next 2-3 weeks. I received an advanced copy about a
 fortnight ago. It is called Exploring the Language of Poems, Plays and
 Prose, and is aimed at first year students of English/English
 Language/Linguistics interested in Lang and Lit. It has developed from
 the first year course i have been teaching in Lancaster for some
 years, and I used a photocopied version on the course this year. My
 students have been very positive about it (but then I suppose they
 would, in my hearing at least!).

Contact Mick directly for more information (

Thanks again to all those who responded,

Rich Epstein
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