Written by internationally renowned researchers in stylistics, this volume of twenty chapters aims to provide a snapshot of current research and innovations in the field of stylistics. "Contemporary Stylistics" presents a comprehensive survey of the current state of the integrated study of language and literature. Written by internationally renowned researchers in stylistics, this volume provides a showcase for the range of approaches and practices which form modern stylistics: from cognitive poetics to corpus linguistics, from explorations of mind-style and spoken discourse in narrative to the workings of viewpoint in lyric poetry, from word-meanings to the meanings and emotions of literary worlds, and more. Each chapter is introduced and set in context by a key figure in stylistics. The book represents the best of current stylistics practice, including the traditions, roots and rigour of the discipline. This one volume reference will be invaluable to students and researchers in stylistics. "The Contemporary Studies in Linguistics" series presents a snapshot of the current research being undertaken in the core areas of linguistics.
Written by internationally renowned linguists, the volumes provide a selection of the best scholarship in each area. Each of the chapters appears on the basis of its importance to the field, but also with regards to its wider significance either in terms of methodology, practical application or conclusions. The result is a stimulating contemporary snapshot of the field and a vibrant reader for each of the areas covered the in series.
Marina Lambrou is Senior Lecturer in English Language and Communication at Kingston University, UK. Peter Stockwell is Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, UK
Release date Australia
February 23rd, 2010
Edited by Marina Lambrou
Edited by Peter Stockwell