Cognitive Stylistics

Cognitive Stylistics

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This book represents the state of the art in cognitive stylistics a rapidly expanding field at the interface between linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science. The twelve chapters combine linguistic analysis with insights from cognitive psychology and cognitive linguistics in order to arrive at innovative accounts of a range of literary and textual phenomena. The chapters cover a variety of literary texts, periods, and genres, including poetry, fictional and non-fictional narratives, and plays. Some of the chapters provide new approaches to phenomena that have a long tradition in literary and linguistic studies (such as humour, characterisation, figurative language, and metre), others focus on phenomena that have not yet received adequate attention (such as split-selves phenomena, mind style, and spatial language). This book is relevant to students and scholars in a wide range of areas within linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science.The essays in Cognitive Stylistics: Language and Cognition in Text Analysis illustrate how far the field has come in the ... the authors mesh conclusions derived from empirical analysis in related disciplines with findings from literary analysis.

Title:Cognitive Stylistics
Author:Elena Semino, Jonathan Culpeper
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2002-01-01


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