Language And Characterisation

Author: Jonathan Culpeper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317879597
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Language And Characterisation from the Author: Jonathan Culpeper. Textual Explorations General Editors- Mick Short, Lancaster University Elena Semino, Lancaster University The focus of this series is on the stylistic analysis of literary and non-literary texts, and the theoretical issues which such work raises. Textual Explorations will include books that cover studies of literary authors, genres and other groupings, stylistic studies of non-literary texts, translation study, the teaching of language and literature, the empirical study of literature, and corpus approaches to stylistics and literature study. Books in the series will centre on texts written in English. Readership of the series is mainly undergraduate and postgraduate students, although advanced sixth formers will also find the books accessible. The series will be of particular interest to those who study English language, English literature, text linguistics, discourse analysis and communication studies. Language & Characterisation- People in Plays & Other Texts explores how the words of a text create a particular impression of a character in the reader's mind. Drawing together theories from linguistics, social cognition and literary stylistics, it is the first book-length study to focus on: the role of language and characterisation characterisation in the dialogue of play texts Containing numerous examples from Shakespeare's plays, the book also considers a wide range of other genres, including, prose fiction, verse, films, advertisements, jokes and newspapers. Language and Characterisation is as practical as it is theoretical and equips readers with analytical frameworks to reveal and explain both the cognitive and the linguistic sides of characterisation. Clear and detailed introductions are given to the theories, and useful suggestions for further analysis are also made at the end of each part of the book. The book will be essential reading for students and researchers of language, literature and communication.

Figure Conception And Figure Characterisation In Alan Ayckbourn S Things We Do For Love

Author: Sabrina Triml
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638900010
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Figure Conception And Figure Characterisation In Alan Ayckbourn S Things We Do For Love from the Author: Sabrina Triml. Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,00, University of Vienna (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Literaturwissenschaftliches Proseminar, 41 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Popular playwright Alan Ayckbourn is admired by his audience for his interesting character portrayals and insights into human relationships. The aim of this paper is to outline figure conception and characterisation in Alan Ayckbourn’s play "Things We Do for Love".

Characters In Fictional Worlds

Author: Jens Eder
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110232421
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Characters In Fictional Worlds from the Author: Jens Eder. Although fictional characters have long dominated the reception of literature, films, television programs, comics, and other media products, only recently have they begun to attract their due attention in literary and media theory. The book systematically surveys today´s diverse and at times conflicting theoretical perspectives on fictional character, spanning research on topics such as the differences between fictional characters and real persons, the ontological status of characters, the strategies of their representation and characterization, the psychology of their reception, as well as their specific forms and constellations in - and across - different media, from the book to the internet.

A Corpus Linguistic Approach To Literary Language And Characterization

Author: Giuseppina Balossi
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027270422
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A Corpus Linguistic Approach To Literary Language And Characterization from the Author: Giuseppina Balossi. This book focusses on computer methodologies as a way of investigating language and character in literary texts. Both theoretical and practical, it surveys investigations into characterization in literary linguistics and personality in social psychology, before carrying out a computational analysis of Virginia Woolf’s experimental novel The Waves. Frequencies of grammatical and semantic categories in the language of the six speaking characters are analyzed using Wmatrix software developed by UCREL at Lancaster University. The quantitative analysis is supplemented by a qualitative analysis into recurring patterns of metaphor. The author concludes that these analyses successfully differentiate all six characters, both synchronically and diachronically, and claims that this methodology is also applicable to the study of personality in non-literary language. The book, written in a clear and accessible style, will be of interest to post-graduate students and academics in linguistics, stylistics, literary studies, psychology and also computational approaches.

Cognitive Stylistics

Author: Elena Semino
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027233318
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Cognitive Stylistics from the Author: Elena Semino. 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 Language And Literature Reader

Author: Peter Stockwell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780415410038
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The Language And Literature Reader from the Author: Peter Stockwell. The Language and Literature Reader is the first collection in over a decade to address the study of the linguistic foundations and components of literature.