Textual Explorations

  • Language in Literature: Style and Foregrounding book cover

    Language in Literature

    Style and Foregrounding, 1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Leech

    Over a period of over forty years, Geoffrey Leech has made notable contributions to the field of literary stylistics, using the interplay between linguistic form and literary function as a key to the ‘mystery’ of how a text comes to be invested with artistic potential.  In this book,…

    Paperback – 2008-08-15
    Routledge
    Textual Explorations

  • Language and Characterisation: People in Plays and Other Texts book cover

    Language and Characterisation

    People in Plays and Other Texts, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Culpeper

    Textual Explorations General Editors-Mick Short, Lancaster UniversityElena Semino, Lancaster UniversityThe focus of this series is on the stylistic analysis of literary and non-literary texts, and the theoretical issues which such work raises. Textual Explorations will include books that cover…

    Paperback – 2001-06-20
    Routledge
    Textual Explorations

  • Mind The Gap: Ellipsis and Stylistic Variation in Spoken and Written English book cover

    Mind The Gap

    Ellipsis and Stylistic Variation in Spoken and Written English, 1st Edition

    By Peter Wilson

     We rarely speak or even write in the complete sentences that are often held to be the ideal form of linguistic communication. Language is, in fact, full of gaps, because speakers and writers operate in contexts which allow bits of language to be understood rather than expressed. This book…

    Paperback – 2000-05-16
    Routledge
    Textual Explorations

  • The Poetics of Science Fiction book cover

    The Poetics of Science Fiction

    1st Edition

    By Peter Stockwell

    The Poetics of Science Fiction uniquely uses the science of linguistics to explore the literary universe of science fiction. Developing arguments about specific texts and movements throughout the twentieth-century, the book is a readable discussion of this most popular of genres. It also uses the…

    Paperback – 2000-05-02
    Routledge
    Textual Explorations

  • Language and World Creation in Poems and Other Texts book cover

    Language and World Creation in Poems and Other Texts

    1st Edition

    By Elena Semino

    Language and World Creation in Poems and Other Texts introduces an interdisciplinary and practical approach to the analysis of poetry which focuses on text worlds, namely the contexts, scenarios or types of reality that readers construct in their interaction with the language of texts. The book…

    Paperback – 1997-07-18
    Routledge
    Textual Explorations