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Title: Language and Literary Structure
Subtitle: The Linguistic Analysis of Form in Verse and Narrative
Written By: Nigel Fabb
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521792940
Description:

How does a literary text get to have literary form, and what is the
relation between literary form and linguistic form? This theoretical study
of linguistic structure in literature focuses on verse and narrative from a
linguistic perspective. Nigel Fabb provides a simple and realistic
linguistic explanation of poetic form in English from 1500-1900, drawing on
the English and American verse and oral narrative tradition, as well as
contemporary criticism. In recent years literary theory has paid relatively
little attention to form; this book argues that form is interesting. Fabb
offers a new linguistic approach to how metre and rhythm work in poetry,
based on pragmatic theory and provides a pragmatic explanation of formal
ambiguity and indeterminacy and their aesthetic effects. He also uses
linguistics to examine the experience of poetry. Language and Literary
Structure will be welcomed by students and researchers in linguistics,
literary theory and stylistics.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521792940
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
Prices: U.S. $ 65
U.K. £ 47.5