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A Practical Coursebook, 1st Edition

By Jonathan Hope, Laura Wright


256 pages

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Using a wide range of twentieth-century literary prose Laura Wright and Jonathan Hope provide an `interactive' introduction to the techniques of stylistic analysis. Divided up into five sections; the noun phrase, the verb phrase, the clause, text structure and vocabulary, the book also provides an introduction to the basics of descriptive grammar for beginning students.

* Presumes no prior linguistic knowledge

* Provides a comprehensive glossary of terms

* Adaptable: designed to be used in a variety of classroom contexts

* Introduces students to an enormous range of 20th century literature from James Joyce to Roddy Doyle

A practical coursebook rather than a survey account of stylistics as a discipline, the book provides over forty opportunities for hands-on stylistic analysis. For each linguistic feature under discussion the reader is offered a definition, a text for analysis, exercises and tasks, in addition to a suggested solution.

Stylistics: A Practical Coursebook is genuinely `student friendly' and will be an invaluable tool for all beginning undergraduates and A-level students of language and literature.

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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General