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Fri May 18 2018

Books: Contemporary Stylistics: Gibbons, Whitelely

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Date: 10-May-2018
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Subject: Contemporary Stylistics: Gibbons, Whitelely
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Title: Contemporary Stylistics
Subtitle: Language, Cognition, Interpretation
Series Title: Edinburgh Textbooks on the English Language - Advanced
Published: 2018
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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Author: Alison Gibbons
Author: Sara Whitelely
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474482805 Pages: 392 Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474482782 Pages: 392 Price: U.K. £ 90
Hardback: ISBN: 9781474492768 Pages: 392 Price: U.K. £ 90
Paperback: ISBN: 9781474482775 Pages: 392 Price: U.K. £ 24.99

Provides a clear introduction to the key terms and frameworks in cognitive poetics and stylistics

By paying close attention to the way texts are written and the language they use, as well as what we know about reading and the human mind, cognitive poetics and stylistics provide unrivalled approaches to the examination of textual effect. The book introduces the theoretical principles and practical frameworks which make up these disciplines. Each topic is explored through original analyses of a wide range of texts, including poetry, prose, dialogue, song lyrics, political discourse, and linguistic transcripts. Ultimately, the book supplies students, teachers, and researchers with the practical skills to analyse and investigate their own responses to literary and non-literary texts. Up-to-date and forwarding-thinking, this is a ‘textbook for the future’ that charts a new stylistics and pioneers original ground in cognitive poetics, making it attractive to students and researchers alike.

Key Features

* Outlines the foundations of the discipline and addresses cutting-edge developments

* Contains practical analyses, innovative exercises for students, and further reading suggestions in each chapter

* Addresses the recent attention to multimodal and digital literature and research into empiricism and emotion

This book is distributed in North America by Oxford University Press under the Edinburgh University Press imprint and with the Edinburgh ISBNs.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
                            Ling & Literature
                            Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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