Exploring the Language of Poems, Plays, and Prose

Author: Mick Short

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 399

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Exploring the Language of Poems, Plays and Prose examines how readers interact with literary works, how they understand and are moved by them. Mick Short considers how meanings and effects are generated in the three major literary genres, carying out stylistic analysis of poetry, drama and prose fiction in turn. He analyses a wide range of extracts from English literature, adopting an accessible approach to the analysis of literary texts which can be applied easily to other texts in English and in other languages. This volume provides a clear and broad-ranging introduction to stylistic analysis - the first to cover all three literary genres in detail. The introduction provides a very useful overview of stylistics as a whole and discusses the links between linguistics and literary criticism. Detailed analysis of each genre follows, with exercises designed to develop ideas further. There is also extended discussion of the exercises and suggestions for further readings for those interested in carrying out their own stylistic analyses. A particularly useful feature of the book is the series of checksheets of style features to look for when analysing texts, which occur at the ends of chapters. This study will be of particular interest to undergraduate students interested in stylistic analysis and the accounts of up-to-date analytical methods will also be relevant to advanced students and researchers.
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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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Literature and Stylistics for Language Learners

Theory and Practice

Author: G. Watson,S. Zyngier

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230624855

Category: Education

Page: 217

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This volume presents the state of the art in terms of stylistic research and application, including EFL and ESL language classroom situations. Some of the most prominent scholars from a variety of backgrounds in the field of pedagogical stylistics show how theory, empirical studies and new technology, including corpus analysis, can be integrated into the classroom.
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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

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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

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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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Zwischen den Akten

Roman

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596143412

Category:

Page: 163

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Die Erben

Paläo-Fiction Roman

Author: William Golding

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783890645278

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Emma

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257608543

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Emma Woodhouse ist gutherzig, kapriziös, verwöhnt, auch ein wenig arrogant, aber bei allen Mängeln sympathisch, meint sie in ihrer Umgebung Vorsehung spielen zu müssen und versucht, wie es ihr die Phantasie gerade eingibt, ihre männlichen und weiblichen Bekannten miteinander zu verheiraten. Das geht natürlich ständig schief, und es gelingt ihr auf diese Weise, das stille, eintönige Highbury gründlich durcheinanderzuwirbeln. Schließlich kommt auch sie, die nie heiraten wollte, zu Vernunft und Ehemann.
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Forum

a journal for the teacher of English outside the United States

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

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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

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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: 2742

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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Oleanna

Author: David Mamet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783930226016

Category:

Page: 94

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The Plays of Samuel Beckett

Author: Katherine Weiss

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140814557X

Category: Drama

Page: 286

View: 3019

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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