By John Haynes

© 1995 – Routledge

96 pages

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Paperback: 9780415103961
pub: 1995-05-18
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About the Book

In Style, John Haynes provides a lively introduction to the study of expression in relation to meaning. Style:

* introduces readers to the key areas in the study of style through practical exercises

* encourages an interest in and sensitivity to words and structures

* enables students to recognize contrasts within and between texts

* heightens awareness with regards to word choice, meaning, communicative purpose and stylistic convention

* examines an enormous variety of text-types; both literary and non-literary, spoken and written

* in addition to numerous exercises, contains suggestions for project work.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Choosing `le mot juste' Unit 2: Following and Flouting Conventions Unit 3: Live and Dead Metaphors Unit 4: Patterns of Words in text Unit 5: Patterns of Grammar in text Unit 6: The Textual Orchestration of Patterns Unit 7: The Effects of the Medium Unit 8: Sequences of Words and Events Unit 9: The Selection of Significant Detail Unit 10: Personal Attitude, Involvement and Emotion Unit 11: Style as Ideology Unit 12: A Note on the Poetic. Appendix: Suggestions for Project Work. Further Reading.

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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General