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.

Cognitive Stylistics

Author: Elena Semino
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 902729626X
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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.

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.

Black Mamba

Publisher: East African Publishers
ISBN: 9789966254290
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Black Mamba from the Author: .

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

Author: Sabrina Triml
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638905519
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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."

The Cambridge Companion To Australian Literature

Author: Elizabeth Webby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521658430
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The Cambridge Companion To Australian Literature from the Author: Elizabeth Webby. An indispensable reference for the study of Australian literature.

Shakespeare S 100 Greatest Dramatic Images

Author: Claire Saunders
Publisher: Pari Publishing
ISBN: 8895604016
Size: 75.60 MB
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Shakespeare S 100 Greatest Dramatic Images from the Author: Claire Saunders. "Shakespeare's 100 Greatest Dramatic Images is an entertaining, illuminating and witty guide to the complete plays. It begins with a series of imaginative word-games which entice readers into an appreciation of some of the language's richest poetry. The 'images' are then placed within the context of the plays themselves. Moving nearly between word-play and analysis, the book's ingenious format makes it accessible to all readers."--BOOK JACKET.

What S In A Word List

Author: Dr Dawn Archer
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409485935
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What S In A Word List from the Author: Dr Dawn Archer. The frequency with which particular words are used in a text can tell us something meaningful both about that text and also about its author because their choice of words is seldom random. Focusing on the most frequent lexical items of a number of generated word frequency lists can help us to determine whether all the texts are written by the same author. Alternatively, they might wish to determine whether the most frequent words of a given text (captured by its word frequency list) are suggestive of potentially meaningful patterns that could have been overlooked had the text been read manually. This edited collection brings together cutting-edge research written by leading experts in the field on the construction of word-lists for the analysis of both frequency and keyword usage. Taken together, these papers provide a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the most exciting research being conducted in this subject.

Politics Of Nostalgia In The Arabic Novel Nation State Modernity And Tradition

Author: Wen-chin Ouyang
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748655727
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Politics Of Nostalgia In The Arabic Novel Nation State Modernity And Tradition from the Author: Wen-chin Ouyang. Uncovers the politics of nostalgia and madness inherent in the Arabic novel. The Arabic novel has taken shape in the intercultural networks of exchange between East and West, past and present. Wen-chin Ouyang shows how this has created a politics of nostalgia which can be traced to discourses on aesthetics, ethics and politics relevant to cultural and literary transformations of the Arabic speaking world in the 19th and 20th centuries. She reveals nostalgia and madness as the tropes through which the Arabic novel writes its own story of grappling with and resisting the hegemony of both the state and cultural heritage.