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Title: Chick Lit
Subtitle: The Stylistics of Cappuccino Fiction
Written By: Rocío Montoro
Series Title: Advances in Stylistics

In recent times, Chick Lit has risen to a certain level of prominence. This is
the first book length study that looks into the distinctive features of this
much-discussed genre.

Chick Lit is examined in relation to its linguistic peculiarities and their role as
far as narrative, sociological and feminist issues are concerned, amongst
others. Montoro's stylistics includes a cognitive slant that highlights further
readerly aspects of the texts.

The approach illuminates how the genre works, and how it is set apart from
others. In this respect, the stylistics of chick lit is understood in its context
of production and reception. Montoro evaluates reading processes and
investigates readers' responsive attitude to the genre.

This interdisciplinary work explores the boundaries of the stylistics of chick lit
and works reflectively, looking at how exploring this genre can help the
twofold aim of testing existing models of linguistic and cognitive analysis. It
will be essential reading for those interested in cutting-edge stylistics.

Contents: 1. Introduction \\ 2. Romance: The formula \\ 3. The stylistics of
Chick Lit/Cappuccino Fiction \\ 4. Social cognition and characterisation \\ 5.
Cognition and emotion: Cappuccino Fiction’s readers \\ Conclusion

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847064795
ISBN-13: 9781847064790
Pages: 264
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00