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Journal Title: Scientific Study of Literature
Volume/Issue:   2/1
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iv, 164 pp.

Articles

Graphing Jane Austen: Agonistic structure in British novels of the nineteenth century
Joseph Carroll, John A. Johnson, Jonathan Gottschall and Daniel Kruger
1–24

Genre or artistic merit?: The effect of literature on personality
Maja Djikic, Keith Oatley and Matthew Carland
25–36

Emotion and transportation into fact and fiction
Melanie C. Green, Christopher Chatham and Marc A. Sestir
37–59

The value of poetry writing: Cross-genre literacy development in a second language
Atsushi Iida
60–82

Flexibility in reading literature: Differences between good and poor adolescent readers
Tanja Janssen, Martine Braaksma, Gert Rijlaarsdam and Huub van den Bergh
83–107

Revoicings and devoicings: Requests, confessions and acts of violence in three “industrial” novels
Fang Li and David Kellogg
108–127

Transportation, need for cognition, and affective disposition as factors in enjoyment of film narratives
Bradford Owen and Matt Riggs
128–149

Same story, different attitude: Do different processes in narrative persuasion influence general and personal evaluations?
Rose Thompson and Geoffrey Haddock
150–164
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Dutch
English
Japanese
 
LL Issue: 23.3612