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  • Virginia Woolf and the Madness of Language

    1st Edition

    By Daniel Ferrer

    Originally published in 1990, Virginia Woolf and the Madness of Language explores the relationship between madness and the disruption of linguistic and structural norms in Virginia Woolf’s modernist novels, opening new ground in Woolfian studies, as well as in psychoanalytic criticism. Focusing on…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Virginia Woolf

  • Tudor Translation in Theory and Practice

    1st Edition

    By Massimiliano Morini

    Filling a gap in the study of early modern literature, Massimiliano Morini here exhaustively examines the aims, strategies, practice and theoretical ideas of the sixteenth-century translator. Morini analyzes early modern English translations of works by French and Italian essayists and poets,…

    Paperback – 2019-09-26
    Routledge

  • Conceptual Conflicts in Metaphors and Figurative Language

    1st Edition

    By Michele Prandi

    This innovative volume provides a comprehensive integrated account of the study of conceptual figures, demonstrating the ways in which figures and in particular, conflictual figures, encapsulate linguistic expression in the fullest sense and in turn, how insights gleaned from their study can…

    Paperback – 2019-07-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Linguistics

  • Similes, Puns and Counterfactuals in Literary Narrative

    1st Edition

    By Jennifer Riddle Harding

    In this study, Jennifer Riddle Harding presents a cognitive analysis of three figures of speech that have readily identifiable forms: similes, puns, and counterfactuals. Harding argues that when deployed in literary narrative, these forms have narrative functions—such as the depiction of conscious…

    Paperback – 2019-07-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

  • The Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ármann Jakobsson, Sverrir Jakobsson

    The last fifty years have seen a significant change in the focus of saga studies, from a preoccupation with origins and development to a renewed interest in other topics, such as the nature of the sagas and their value as sources to medieval ideologies and mentalities. The Routledge Research…

    Paperback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge

  • Literature Education in the Asia-Pacific

    Policies, Practices and Perspectives in Global Times, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chin Ee Loh, Suzanne S. Choo, Catherine Beavis

    The continual rise of English as a global lingua franca has meant that English literature, both as a discipline and as a tool in ESL and EFL classrooms, is being used in varied ways outside the inner circle of English. This edited collection provides an overview of English literature education in…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Turkic Oral Epic Poetry (1992)

    Traditions, Forms, Poetic Structure, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-03-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Formulaicity and Creativity in Language and Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian MacKenzie, Martin A. Kayman

    Formulaicity is pervasive in both spoken and written language. Speakers use a huge amount of prefabricated language including collocations, idioms, fixed and semi-fixed expressions, and verbal creativity often involves combining established word sequences rather than inventing wholly new ones. In…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge

  • Making Sense of Narrative Text

    Situation, Repetition, and Picturing in the Reading of Short Stories, 1st Edition

    By Michael Toolan

    This book takes the following question as its starting point: What are some of the crucial things the reader must do in order to make sense of a literary narrative? The book is a study of the texture of narrative fiction, using stylistics, corpus linguistic principles (especially Hoey’s work on…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

  • Queer in Translation

    1st Edition

    Edited by B.J. Epstein, Robert Gillett

    As the field of translation studies has developed, translators and translation scholars have become more aware of the unacknowledged ideologies inherent both in texts themselves and in the mechanisms that affect their circulation. This book both analyses the translation of queerness and applies…

    Paperback – 2018-07-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies

  • Metaphor

    1st Edition

    By Terence Hawkes

    First published in 1972, this work examines the complex concept of metaphor. It defines the term by placing the various key ideas about the nature of metaphor in their literary and social context, and in doing so, it traces the developing history of the concept. This account has considerable range,…

    Paperback – 2018-07-04
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Global Portuguese

    Linguistic Ideologies in Late Modernity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Luiz Paulo Moita-Lopes

    This book aims at deconstructing and problematizing linguistic ideologies related to Portuguese in late modernity and questioning the theoretical presuppositions which have led us to call Portuguese ‘a language.’ Such an endeavor is crucial when we know that Portuguese is a language which is…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism

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