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  • Metaphor and Persuasion in Strategic Communication

    Sustainable Perspectives

    By Federica Ferrari

    This groundbreaking work adopts an alternative metaphor-based approach to challenge, unpack, and redefine our understanding of persuasion and strategic communication and the extents to which they shape political discourse. The book’s theoretical and methodological grounding in metaphor allows for…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

  • Rhetorics of Names and Naming

    Edited by Star Medzerian Vanguri

    This volume takes up rhetorical approaches to our primarily linguistic understanding of how names work, considering how theories of materiality in rhetoric enrich conceptions of the name as word or symbol and help explain the processes of name bestowal, accumulation, loss, and theft. Contributors…

    Paperback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge

  • From Conversation to Oral Tradition

    A Simplest Systematics for Oral Traditions

    By Raymond F Person

    This book argues that many of the most prominent features of oral epic poetry in a number of traditions can best be understood as adaptations or stylizations of conversational language use, and advances the claim that if we can understand how conversation is structured, it will aid our…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

  • Stories, Meaning, and Experience

    Narrativity and Enaction

    By Yanna B. Popova

    This is a book about the human propensity to think about and experience the world through stories. ‘Why do we have stories?’, ‘How do stories create meaning for us?’, and ‘How is storytelling distinct from other forms of meaning-making?’ are some of the questions that this book seeks to answer.…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

  • The Language of Pop Culture

    Edited by Valentin Werner

    This collection brings together contributions from both leading and emerging scholars in one comprehensive volume to showcase the richness of linguistic approaches to the study of pop culture and their potential to inform linguistic theory building and analytical frameworks. The book features…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Linguistics

  • Essays in Modern Stylistics

    Edited by Donald Freeman

    Essays in Modern Stylistics, first published in 1981, is a collection of essays in the application of modern linguistic theory to the study of literature. The essays reflect the development in stylistics away from programmic statements towards analysis of particular literary works and effects. This…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

  • Picturing

    Description and Illusion in the Nineteenth Century Novel

    By Michael Irwin

    First published in 1979. Most of the great nineteenth century novelists strove to render in words the people and places that they invented and most readers of fiction picture in their imagination these characters and scenes. This book investigates both types of ‘picturing’, exploring the principles…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Routledge Revivals: Turkic Oral Epic Poetry (1992)

    Traditions, Forms, Poetic Structure

    By Karl Reichl

    Originally published in 1992, Turkic Oral Poetry provides an expert introduction to the oral epic traditions of the Turkic peoples of central Asia. The book seeks to remedy the problem of non-specialists’ lack of access to information on the Turkic traditions, and in the process, it provides…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Form

    Edited by Sarah Copland, Greta Olson

    This volume enacts a project we term ‘a politics of form’, working to politicise the formal analysis of narrative in novels, life narratives, documentaries, dramas, short prose works and multimodal texts while retaining the form specificity that is distinctive of narratology. The introduction…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge

  • Shelley's Style

    By William Keach

    First published 1984. In a provocative study, this book argues that the problems posed by Shelley’s notoriously difficult style must be understood in relation to his ambivalence towards language itself as an artistic medium — the tension between the potential of language to mirror emotional…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge

  • New Horizons in Qur'anic Linguistics

    A Syntactic, Semantic and Stylistic Analysis

    By Hussein Abdul-Raof

    New Horizons in Qur'anic Linguistics provides a panoramic insight into the Qur'anic landscape fenced by innate syntactic, semantic and stylistic landmarks where context and meaning have closed ranks to impact morphological form in order to achieve variegated illocutionary forces. It provides a…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics

    Edited by Michael Burke

    The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics provides a comprehensive introduction and reference point to key areas in the field of stylistics. The four sections of the volume encompass a wide range of approaches from classical rhetoric to cognitive neuroscience and cover core issues that include:…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in English Language Studies

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