LINGUIST List 26.5052

Wed Nov 11 2015

Books: The Style and Timbre of English Speech and Literature: Konurbaev

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Date: 02-Nov-2015
From: Nassima Bouchenak <Nassima.Bouchenakpalgrave.com>
Subject: The Style and Timbre of English Speech and Literature: Konurbaev
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Title: The Style and Timbre of English Speech and Literature
Published: 2015
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
                http://www.palgrave.com

Book URL: http://bit.ly/1MKYnLw

Author: Marklen E. Konurbaev
Hardback: ISBN: 9781137519474 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 58.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781137519474 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 90.00
Abstract:

Recent developments in neurophysiology have reshaped our vision of reading. For years, semantics and content remained, almost exclusively, in the zone of linguistics. But new research shows that, as we run our eyes through the text, our cultural background and life experience switch on certain areas in the brain that allow the reader to perceive the content not only semantically but also 'phonetically'. The holistic auditory effect of reading is crucial for understanding and is based on the dynamic contextual prominence of words. Some parts of the text are foregrounded by means of style and syntax and have a clear dynamic auditory image, other parts are relegated to the background and form the basis of the art of declamation. The aural canvases of timbre formed by the foregrounded peaks of the auditory perception form a new vision of the narrated reality that may revolutionize our views of how we understand the written content. This book reveals the formerly hidden aspects of many familiar texts, including those written hundreds of years ago. It may serve as a supplement to the regular courses of stylistics and rhetoric in language schools, universities and courses of language development.

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
                            Phonetics
                            Pragmatics
                            Semantics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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