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Title: Pedagogical Stylistics
Subtitle: Current Trends in Language, Literature and ELT
Edited By: Michael Burke
Szilvia Csabi
Lara Week
Judit Zerkowitz
URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=159537&SubjectId=989&Subject2Id=1655
Series Title: Advances in Stylistics

This book offers a global exploration of current theory and practice in the
teaching of stylistics and the implementation of stylistic techniques in
teaching other subjects. Pedagogical stylistics is a field that looks at
employing stylistic analysis in teaching, with the aim of enabling students to
better understand literature, language and also improving their language
acquisition. It is also concerned with the best practice in teaching stylistics.

The book discusses a broad range of interrelated topics including hypertext,
English as a Foreign Language, English as a Second Language, poetry,
creative writing, and metaphor. Leading experts offer focused, empirical
studies on specific developments, providing in-depth examinations of both
theoretical and practical teaching methods. This interdisciplinary approach
covers linguistics and literature from the perspective of current pedagogical
methodology, moving from general tertiary education to more specific EFL
and ESL teaching. The role of stylistics in language acquisition is currently
underexplored. This contemporary collection provides academics and
practitioners with the most up to date trends in pedagogical stylistics and
delivers analyses of a diverse range of teaching methods.

“Pedagogical Stylistics will be a stimulating read for anyone who teaches
Stylistics and for teachers of English Language and Literature more generally,
either in mother-tongue or second/foreign-language teaching situations. It is
full of interesting discussions of texts, teaching approaches which can be
used in class, and empirical studies which relate student reading processes
and outcomes to pedagogical strategies.” Professor Mick Short, Department
of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, UK

Contents: Introduction Burke, et al \ I. Analysis, Reading and Reception in
Pedagogical Stylistics \ 1. Paraphrase as a Way to a Contextualized Stylistic
Analysis of Poetry: Tony Harrison’s ‘Marked with D’, Peter Verdonk \ 2.
Chicken and Egg Stylistics: From Lexical Semantics to Conceptual
Integration Theory, Paul Simpson and Patricia Canning \ 3. The Reader’s
Paradox, Peter Stockwell \ 4. Experiencing or Interpreting Literature: Wording
Instructions, Sonia Zyngier, Olivia Fiahlo and David Miall \ II. Emerging
Trends and Methods in Pedagogical Stylistics \ 5. Systemic Stylistics: An
Integrative, Rhetorical Method of Teaching and Learning in the Stylistics
Classroom, Michael Burke \ 6. Creative Writing: A Stylistics Approach,
Jeremy Scott \ 7. Corpus Stylistics in the Classroom, Dan McIntyre \ 8.
Imagined Inference: Teaching Writers to Think Like Readers, Billy Clarke and
Nicky Owtram \ 9. Literary Pragmatics in the Advanced Foreign Language
Literature Classroom: The Case of Young Werther, Chantelle Warner \ 10.
Narrative and Cognitive Stylistic Approaches to Teaching Hypertext Fiction,
Paola Trimarco \ III. EFL and Pedagogical Stylistics \ 11.'Revenons à nos
moutons!': Metaphor and Idiom in EFL and ESL Teaching and Learning,
Geoff Hall \ 12. Stylistics for Language Teachers, Judit Zerkowitz \
Bibliography \ Index

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1441140107
ISBN-13: 9781441140104
Pages: 240
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00