Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Wiley-Blackwell Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

The Social Origins of Language

By Daniel Dor

Presents a new theoretical framework for the origins of human language and sets key issues in language evolution in their wider context within biological and cultural evolution


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Preposition Placement in English: A Usage-Based Approach

By Thomas Hoffmann

This is the first study that empirically investigates preposition placement across all clause types. The study compares first-language (British English) and second-language (Kenyan English) data and will therefore appeal to readers interested in world Englishes. Over 100 authentic corpus examples are discussed in the text, which will appeal to those who want to see 'real data'


New from Brill!

ad

Free Access 4 You

Free access to several Brill linguistics journals, such as Journal of Jewish Languages, Language Dynamics and Change, and Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics.


Book Information

   

Title: Language and Verbal Art Revisited
Subtitle: Linguistic Approaches to the Study of Literature
Edited By: Donna R. Miller
Monica Turci
Description:

This volume, meant for both specialists and non-specialists, will appeal to
both the growing number of scholars working in, and students needing to
investigate, the field of literary linguistics, or stylistics.

Inspired by Ruqaiya Hasan's conviction that, […] in verbal art the role of
language is central. Here language is not as clothing to the body; it IS
the body." (1985/1989: 91), the papers are on a wide variety of aspects of
the language-literature connection, and approach it from diverse
perspectives and methodological frameworks, including Systemic Functional
Linguistics, pragmatics, corpus linguistics, ethnolinguistics, cultural and
translation studies.

A wide range of literary genres and world literatures are analyzed,
including Shakespeare's plays; modern Austrian authors writing in German
(e.g., Thomas Bernhard); Perrault's Histoires et contes du temps passé and
their translations by Angela Carter; the Spanish poets of the Generación
del '50; Malaysian-Singaporean poets in English; Anglo-American Modernist
poets (Frost, Stevens, Pound and Lawrence) and novelists (Woolf and
Conrad); a short story by Marina Warner and Turkish-German narrative by
Feridun Zamoğlu; The Gospel of St. John and Harry Potter.

Separate introductions to each of the contributions seek to guide above all
the non-specialist reader by describing and comparing the frameworks that
the volume comprises. A general introduction diachronically traces key
moments in the development of the study of the language of literature seen
as socio-cultural practice.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1845530942
ISBN-13: 9781845530945
Pages: 256
Prices: U.K. £ 50
U.S. $ 90