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Title: Chick Lit
Subtitle: The Stylistics of Cappuccino Fiction
Written By: Rocío Montoro
URL: http://bloomsbury.com/uk/chick-lit-9781472527189/
Series Title: Advances in Stylistics
Description:

Editor's Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced book.

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 futher 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.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
Stylistics
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ISBN-13: 9781472527189
Pages: 264
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ISBN-13: 9781441197177
Pages: 264
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