LINGUIST List 31.1860

Thu Jun 04 2020

Books: Telecinematic Stylistics: Hoffmann, Kirner-Ludwig (eds.)

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Date: 02-Jun-2020
From: Lianna Iwanikiw <>
Subject: Telecinematic Stylistics: Hoffmann, Kirner-Ludwig (eds.)
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Title: Telecinematic Stylistics
Series Title: Advances in Stylistics
Published: 2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

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Editor: Christian Hoffmann
Editor: Monika Kirner-Ludwig
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350042865 Pages: 352 Price: U.K. £ 85.50 Comment: ePUB
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350042872 Pages: 352 Price: U.K. £ 85.50 Comment: PDF
Hardback: ISBN: 9781350042858 Pages: 352 Price: U.K. £ 95

Over the last two decades, the study of discourse in film and television has become one of the most promising research avenues in stylistics and pragmatics due to the dazzling variety of source material and the huge pragmatic range within it. Meanwhile, with the advent of streaming and the box set, film and television themselves are becoming separated by an increasingly blurred line.

This volume closes a long-standing gap in stylistics research, bringing together a book-level pragmastylistic showcase. It presents current developments from the field from two complementary perspectives, looking stylistically at the discourse in film and the discourse of and around film. This latter phrase comes to mean the approaches which try to account for the pragmatic effects induced by cinematography. This might be the camera work or the lighting, or the mise en scène or montage. The volume takes a multimodal approach, looking at word, movement and gesture, in keeping with modern stylistics.

The volume shows how pragmatic themes and methods are adapted and applied to films, including speech acts, (im)politeness, implicature and context. In this way, it provides systematic insights into how meanings are displayed, enhanced, suppressed and negotiated in both film and televisual arts.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng)

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