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Title: Cognitive Stylistics
Subtitle: Language and cognition in text analysis
Edited By: Jonathan Culpeper
Elena Semino
Series Title: Linguistic Approaches to Literature 1

This book represents the state of the art in cognitive stylistics a rapidly expanding field at the interface between linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science. The twelve chapters combine linguistic analysis with insights from cognitive psychology and cognitive linguistics in order to arrive at innovative accounts of a range of literary and textual phenomena. The chapters cover a variety of literary texts, periods, and genres, including poetry, fictional and non-fictional narratives, and plays. Some of the chapters provide new approaches to phenomena that have a long tradition in literary and linguistic studies (such as humour, characterisation, figurative language, and metre), others focus on phenomena that have not yet received adequate attention (such as split-selves phenomena, mind style, and spatial language). This book is relevant to students and scholars in a wide range of areas within linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
Elena Semino and Jonathan Culpeper ix•xvi
Conceptual integration in Christine de Pizan’s City of Ladies
Craig A. Hamilton 1•22
The body in the word: A cognitive approach to the shape of a poetic text
Margaret H. Freeman 23•47
The Figure in the Carpet: Discovery or Re-cognition
Yanna Popova 49•71
Miltonic texture and the feeling of reading
Peter Stockwell 73•94
A cognitive stylistic approach to mind style in narrative fiction
Elena Semino 95•122
Between the lines: Spatial language and its developmental representation in Stephen King’s IT
Willie van Peer and Eva Graf 123•152 “Split selves” in fiction and in medical “life stories”: Cognitive linguistic theory and narrative practice
Catherine Emmott 153•181
Metaphor in Bob Dylan’s “Hurricane”: Genre, language, and style
Gerard J. Steen 183•209
Cognitive constraints on verbal creativity: The use of figurative language in poetic discourse
Yeshayahu Shen 211•230
Cognitive stylistics of humorous texts
Salvatore Attardo 231•250
A cognitive stylistic approach to characterisation
Jonathan Culpeper 251•278
Aspects of Cognitive Poetics
Reuven Tsur 279•318
Donald C. Freeman 319•324
Name Index 325
Subject Index 327

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
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ISBN: 1588112993
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