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Title: Explorations in Stylistics
Written By: Andrew Goatly
Description:

This book explores some of the developments in Stylistics since its
pioneer, Roman Jakobson identified the patterning of the message as the
poetic function. It analyses in turn Golding’s Pincher Martin, Rowling’s
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Housman’s A Shropshire Lad,
Elizabeth Jennings’ poem ‘One Flesh’, Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party,
Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day, and a range of poems by John Donne. The
analyses show how Jakobson’s emphasis on the message gives way to emphasis
on the code or on undermining the code (in the Golding and Donne chapters),
on the context (in the Rowling and Golding chapters), on the reader’s
response (in the Housman chapter), on the relationship between the
addresser’s and the addressee’s shared assumptions and their use of
pragmatic principles (in the Pinter and Ishiguro chapters). The pivotal
Jennings’ chapter shows how these different stylistic perspectives can be
applied variously to the same text.

This collection of essays will be especially useful for students of
Stylistics courses at the undergraduate and graduate level as it
illustrates the use of a range of analytical tools: Systemic Functional
Grammar’s analysis of transitivity and theme; pragmatic theories of
co-operation, politeness, presupposition and inferencing; and conceptual
metaphor theory. Additionally it demonstrates central stylistic concepts
such as foregrounding, and how to analyse rhythmical, lexical, grammatical
and semantic patterning.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
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Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781845532963
Pages: 224
Prices: U.K. £ 50.00
U.S. $ 85.00