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Language in Literary Studies

  • Narrative

    A Critical Linguistic Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Michael J Toolan

    Narrative explores a range of written, spoken, literary and non-literary narratives. It shows what systematic attention to language can reveal about the narratives themselves, their tellers, and those to whom they are addressed. Topics examined include plot structure, time manipulations, point of…

    Paperback – 2001-07-26
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  • Exploring the Language of Drama

    From Text to Context

    Edited by Jonathan Culpeper, Mick Short, Peter Verdonk

    Exploring the Language of Drama introduces students to the stylistic analysis of drama. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the contributors use techniques of language analysis, particularly from discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics and pragmatics, to explore the language of plays.The…

    Paperback – 1998-05-28
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  • Patterns in Language

    Stylistics for Students of Language and Literature

    By Joanna Thornborrow, Shân Wareing

    Patterns in Language addresses the real needs of students in modular systems who may not have a background either in traditional literature or in linguistic theory.This student-friendly textbook uses the principles of linguistic analysis to investigate the aesthetic use of language in literary (and…

    Paperback – 1998-03-05
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  • Language Through Literature

    An Introduction

    By Paul Simpson

    Paperback – 1996-12-05
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  • English in Speech and Writing

    Investigating Language and Literature

    By Rebecca Hughes

    In this activity-based text, Rebecca Hughes invites the reader to examine the differences between spoken and written English.Instead of presenting a bewildering array of 'facts' about variety in English, she encourages the reader to actively investigate the differences between these two modes of…

    Paperback – 1996-09-12
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  • Variety in Written English

    Texts in Society/Societies in Text

    By Tony Bex

    Combining insight from a variety of linguistic perspectives including Hallidayan functional linguistics and relevance theory, Tony Bex demonstrates how written texts operate within society to convey meaning. This book:- * looks at a wide variety of written genres - advertisments, letters, poetry…

    Paperback – 1996-09-05
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  • Twentieth-Century Fiction

    From Text to Context

    By Peter Verdonk, Jean Jacques Weber

    By applying recent trends in literary and language theory to a range of 20th Century fiction, the contributors to this text make new theoretical insights available to student readers. The analytical and interpretive strategies examined in this book are not intended to be prescriptive, rather they…

    Paperback – 1995-09-28
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  • Feminist Stylistics

    By Sara Mills

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1995-06-22
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  • Textual Intervention

    Critical and Creative Strategies for Literary Studies

    By Rob Pope

    First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1994-11-17
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  • Twentieth-Century Poetry

    From Text to Context

    Edited by Peter Verdonk

    This textbook provides a thought-provoking introduction to the practice of literary stylistics. It is based on extensive teaching experience, and makes new insights from linguistic and literary scholarship accessible to students in their daily practice of reading, analysing and evaluating literary…

    Paperback – 1993-09-23
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  • A Linguistic History of English Poetry

    By Richard Bradford

    This introductory book takes the reader through literary history from the Renaissance to Postmodernism, and considers individual texts as paradigms which can both reflect and unsettle their broader linguistic and cultural contexts. Richard Bradford provides detailed readings of individual texts…

    Paperback – 1993-08-26
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  • Language, Ideology and Point of View

    By Paul Simpson

    This systematic introduction to the concept of point of view in language explores the ways in which point of view intersects with and is shaped by ideology. It specifically focuses on the way in which speakers and writers linguistically encode their beliefs, interests and biases in a wide range of…

    Paperback – 1993-05-27
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  • The Language of Jokes

    Analyzing Verbal Play

    By Delia Chiaro

    In this highly readable and thought-provoking book, Delia Chiaro explores the pragmatics of word play, using frameworks normally adopted in descriptive linguistics. Using examples from personally recorded conversations, she examines the structure of jokes, quips, riddles and asides. Chiaro explores…

    Paperback – 1992-05-28
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  • Literary Studies in Action

    By Alan Durant, Nigel Fabb

    `This is a textbook for the times, which addresses itself brilliantly to the twin phenomena of expanding horizons and diminishing resources of English studies.' - David Lodge…

    Paperback – 1990-01-04
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  • Language, Literature and Critical Practice

    Ways of Analysing Text

    By David Birch

    Using a wide-ranging variety of texts the author reviews and evaluates a broad range of approaches to textual commentary, introducing the reader to the fundamental distinction between `actual' and `virtual' worlds in critical practice.…

    Paperback – 1989-02-23
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