The Language of Suspense in Crime Fiction

A Linguistic Stylistic Approach

Author: Reshmi Dutta-Flanders

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137470283

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 500

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This book introduces readers to linguistic stylistic analysis and combines both literary and linguistic analysis to explore suspense in crime fiction. Employing critical linguistics, discourse analysis and functional grammar, it demonstrates that suspense in plot-based stories is created through non-linear, causative presentation of the narrative. The author investigates how plot sequence is manipulated to ensure the reader cannot resolve the order of events until the end of the tale. From two-dimensional circumstantial detection in mystery stories to three-dimensional re-evaluation of offender orientation, she uses a linguistic-based stylistic framework to analyse offender motive. She also employs a 'discourse-based' frame analysis to examine the plot structure of crime stories for micro context and set-up scenarios, demonstrating that it is the unravelling of these devices that creates the suspense in murder mysteries and thrillers alike. Finally, she shows how grammaticization of the offending-self reveals an embedded diegetic space in the offender engagement discourse, provoking an intellectual and affective response and reshaping our overall outlook of the crime in the story. This book will appeal to researchers and students from literary and non-literary backgrounds looking for theoretical and practical advice on the linguistic stylistic approach to reading texts.
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Wettstreit in der Sprache

Ein empirischer Diskursvergleich zur Agonalität im Deutschen und Englischen am Beispiel des Mensch-Natur-Verhältnisses

Author: Anna Mattfeldt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110562952

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 455

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Sprachlicher Wettstreit zwischen kontroversen Positionen und unterschiedlichen Geltungsansprüchen prägt Diskurse zu umstrittenen Themen und Wissensbeständen; Wissen wird dabei sprachlich ausgehandelt. Diese Diskursstudie untersucht sprachvergleichend zwischen dem Deutschen und Englischen mittels einer systematischen Kombination aus qualitativen und quantitativen Verfahren, welche sprachlichen und visuellen Formen Agonalität induzieren und Konflikte anzeigen. Damit steht eine neu entwickelte Diskursmethodologie für weitere diskurs- und sprachvergleichende Arbeiten zur Verfügung. Die empirische Analyse vergleicht exemplarisch Medientextkorpora um das Energiegewinnungsverfahren Fracking und den Hurrikan Sandy, der 2012 vor allem die USA traf, im Hinblick auf sprachlichen Wettstreit. Der entwickelte methodische Ansatz eignet sich ebenfalls für eine Analyse multimodaler Formen und fiktionaler Texte, was in zwei Exkursen gezeigt wird. Das Buch richtet sich in erster Linie an Sprachwissenschaftlerinnen und Sprachwissenschaftler, die sich für vergleichende Herangehensweisen und Formen sprachlichen Wettstreits in Diskursen interessieren.
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An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

Author: Keith Johnson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582290860

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 7109

Whilst this text for students presents a range of examples that deal with teaching English as a foreign language, the basic guidelines mean that the book offers a suitable introduction for student teachers of any foreign language.
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Lingua

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Teaching and Researching Writing

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781408205051

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

View: 7037

Part of the highly-regarded Applied Linguistics in Action series, Teaching and Researching: Writing, offers a clear, comprehensive overview of writing research and teaching. Ken Hyland, a widely published and highly experienced teacher of both Applied Linguistics and EFL, brings together the latest research and teaching practices in the field of writing in a highly readable, wide-ranging volume. Provides clearly laid-out discussion of key topics using bullet points, boxes, and screen shots. Includes historical and conceptual background and current questions. Gives extensive examples of research issues and teaching approaches with case studies. Offers suggestions for small-scale, do-able research topics. Other features include extensive compendium of resources, recommended reading, and a glossary of key terms. Has dedicated website providing links, references and resources.
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Pedagogical Stylistics

Current Trends in Language, Literature and ELT

Author: Michael Burke,Szilvia Csabi,Lara Week,Judit Zerkowitz

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441123121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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This book offers a global exploration of current theory and practice in the teaching of stylistics and the implementation of stylistic techniques in teaching other subjects. Pedagogical stylistics is a field that looks at employing stylistic analysis in teaching, with the aim of enabling students to better understand literature, language and also improving their language acquisition. It is also concerned with the best practice in teaching stylistics. The book discusses a broad range of interrelated topics including hypertext, English as a Foreign Language, English as a Second Language, poetry, creative writing, and metaphor. Leading experts offer focused, empirical studies on specific developments, providing in-depth examinations of both theoretical and practical teaching methods. This interdisciplinary approach covers linguistics and literature from the perspective of current pedagogical methodology, moving from general tertiary education to more specific EFL and ESL teaching. The role of stylistics in language acquisition is currently underexplored. This contemporary collection provides academics and practitioners with the most up to date trends in pedagogical stylistics and delivers analyses of a diverse range of teaching methods.
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Die Erben

Paläo-Fiction Roman

Author: William Golding

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783890645278

Category:

Page: N.A

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Wörter im Kopf

eine Einführung in das mentale Lexikon

Author: Jean Aitchison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Lexicology

Page: 367

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Das Buch behandelt den menschlichen Wortspeicher, das "mentale Lexikon," und damit die Frage, wie wir Worter lernen, verstehen, produzieren, speichern und finden. Im Mittelpunkt des Originals "Words in the Mind - An Introduction to the Mental Lexicon" (Blackwells: 2. Auflage 1994) steht die Betrachtung und Erforschung der englischen Sprache; die deutsche Fassung enthalt jedoch auch zahlreiche Beispiele aus dem Deutschen. Das Buch ist einfach und verstandlich geschrieben und gibt einen ausfuhrlichen Uberblick uber die Forschung zum mentalen Lexikon. Es richtet sich vor allem an Studierende der Linguistik und Psychologie, doch auch an Dozenten, Padagogen und interessierte Laien.
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Forum

a journal for the teacher of English outside the United States

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Zwischen den Akten

Roman

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596143412

Category:

Page: 163

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The French Play

Exploring Theatre "re-creatively" with Foreign Language Students

Author: Les Essif

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 1552382133

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 251

View: 2402

Incorporating a wide array of subjects pertaining to planning, producing, analysing, and theorising theatre, this edition includes valuable strategies for re-creating theatre for students whose first language is not French.
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The Anthem Dictionary of Literary Terms and Theory

Author: Peter Auger

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1843318717

Category: Reference

Page: 389

View: 9851

This Dictionary is a guide to the literary terms most relevant to students and readers of English literature today, thorough on the essentials and generous in its intellectual scope. The definitions are lively and precise in equipping students and general readers with a genuinely useful critical vocabulary. It identifies the thinking and controversies surrounding terms, and offers fresh insights and directions for future reading. It does this with the help of extensive cross-referencing, indexes and up-to-date bibliography (with recommended websites).
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Was zu dir gehört

Roman

Author: Garth Greenwell

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446259600

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Ein amerikanischer Expat betritt die öffentlichen Toiletten des Kulturpalasts von Sofia, Bulgarien. Dort unten, wo niemand einfach so hingeht, trifft er Mitko, der Charisma ausstrahlt und Gefahr. Der Amerikaner bezahlt Mitko für Sex und trifft ihn danach immer wieder, gefangen in seinem Begehren und in einer Beziehung, in der Zärtlichkeit umzuschlagen droht in Gewalt. Und während er sich seiner komplizierten Vergangenheit stellen muss, kann er weder seinem Verlangen entkommen noch den Privilegien als Ausländer, die ihn von Mitko trennen. "Was zu dir gehört" ist ein tiefberührender Roman über die Macht von Scham und Sehnsucht. Und über eine Liebe entgegen jeder Wahrscheinlichkeit.
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The Plays of Samuel Beckett

Author: Katherine Weiss

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140814557X

Category: Drama

Page: 286

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The Plays of Samuel Beckett provides a stimulating analysis of Beckett's entire dramatic oeuvre, encompassing his stage, radio and television plays. Ideal for students, this major study combines analysis of each play by Katherine Weiss with interveiws and essays from practitioners and scholars.
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Die Taugenichtse

Roman

Author: Samuel Selvon

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 342343192X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Moses, Big City, Fünf-nach-zwölf und die anderen setzen große Hoffnungen in ihr neues Leben im »Zentrum der Welt«, so nennen sie das London der Nachkriegszeit. Sie sind aus der Karibik hierhergekommen, jetzt staunen sie über die Dampfwolken vor ihren Mündern. Und wenn der Wochenlohn wieder nicht reicht, jagen sie eben die Tauben auf dem Dach. Kapitulation? Niemals! Stattdessen beginnen die Überlebenskünstler, sich neu zu erfinden – und ihre neue Heimat gleich mit. Samuel Selvons Ton zwischen kreolischem Straßenslang und balladesker Suada setzt sich sofort ins Ohr. Bedingungslos aufrichtig erzählt Selvon von den ersten Einwanderern Englands, die das Land für immer verändert haben – sein Denken, seine Sprache, sein Selbstverständnis. Die literarische Entdeckung!
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The Christian Tradition in English Literature

Author: Paul Cavill

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310861357

Category: Religion

Page: 512

View: 9944

Features:• Wide chronological coverage of English literature, especially texts found in the Norton, Oxford, Blackwell and other standard anthologies• Short, punchy essays that engage with the texts, the critics, and literary and social issues• Background and survey articles• Glossaries of Bible themes, images and narratives• Annotated bibliography and questions for class discussion or personal reflection• Scholarly yet accessible, jargon-free approach – ideal for school and university students, book groups and general readersCreated for readers who may be unfamiliar with the Bible, church history or theological development, it offers an understanding of Christianity’s key concepts, themes, images and characters as they relate to English literature up to the present day.
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