The Motivated Sign

Author: Olga Fischer
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027225740
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The Motivated Sign from the Author: Olga Fischer. This volume, a sequel to Form Miming Meaning (1999), offers a selection of papers given at the second international symposium on iconicity (Amsterdam 1999). In the light of semiotic, linguistic and literary theory the studies gathered here investigate how iconicity works on all levels of language, in literary texts and other forms of verbal discourse. They investigate, among other subjects, the semiotic foundations of iconicity, the role played by iconicity in language evolution and in the way words are positioned syntactically. Special consideration is given to the iconic nature of metaphor and the 'mise en abyme', to iconically motivated punctuation and other typographic matters such as the manipulation of colour, fonts and spacing in advertising and in poetry. Other studies show how iconicity influences Shakespeare's rhetoric, the structural design of Margaret Atwood's writings and the changing fashions in fictional landscape description. Thus, these analyses of 'the motivated sign' represent yet another strong challenge to “Saussure's dogma of arbitrariness” (Jakobson).

The English Studies Book

Author: Rob Pope
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134795440
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The English Studies Book from the Author: Rob Pope. The English Studies Book is uniquely designed to support students and teachers working across the full range of language, literature and culture. Combining the functions of study guide, critical dictionary and text anthology, it has rapidly established itself as a core text on a wide variety of degree programmes nationally and internationally. Revised and updated throughout, features of the second edition include: * a new prologue addressing changes and challenges in English Studies * substantial entries on over 100 key critical and theoretical terms, from 'absence' and 'author' to 'text' and 'versification' - with new entries on 'creative writing', 'travel writing' and 'translation' * practical introductions to all the major theoretical approaches, with new sections on aesthetics, ethics, ecology and sexuality * a rich anthology of literary and related texts from Anglo-Saxon to Afro-Caribbean, with fresh selections representing the sonnet, haiku, slave narratives and science fiction, and with additional texts by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charles Darwin, Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood, Amy Tan and others * handy frameworks and checklists for close reading, research, essay writing and other textual activities, including use of the Internet.

American Universities And Colleges

Author: Praeger
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031336608X
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American Universities And Colleges from the Author: Praeger. Provides extensive information on approximately 1,900 institutions of higher education for students, their parents, college advisors, educators, and librarians.

Dp English Student Workbook Condensed Six Text Edition

Author: Damian Rentoule
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1463420102
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Dp English Student Workbook Condensed Six Text Edition from the Author: Damian Rentoule. This condensed, six-text edition of the DP English Student Workbook presents a range of student centered activities designed to scaffold the process of literary analysis. All activities presented are directly based on the objectives and assessment criteria from the IB Diploma Programme Language A English courses. The DP English Student Workbook: • systematically introduces the language of literary analysis • focuses on the student’s role in the building of connections between parts of texts • presents a mix of substantive conversation and focused writing • introduces a range of extracts for commentary • allows original ideas to be generated in a scaffolded framework The DP English Student Workbook is designed to help students collect and organize their ideas about texts for the full two year period of the DP Language A course. The skills targeted in this Workbook will enable students to analyze, in a critical manner, familiar and unfamiliar texts well after they leave our schools and it is in this spirit of lifelong learning that the activities have been presented. A further resource, DP English Student Workbook: Teacher Support Materials, is also available to assist both teachers and students scaffold the process of literary analysis presented in this workbook.

The Eclectic Review

Author: William Hendry Stowell
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The Eclectic Review from the Author: William Hendry Stowell.

Companion To Russian Studies Volume 2 An Introduction To Russian Language And Literature

Author: Robert Auty
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521280396
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Companion To Russian Studies Volume 2 An Introduction To Russian Language And Literature from the Author: Robert Auty. An introduction, complete in one volume, to the development of Russian literature from medieval times to the 1970s. Each chapter has been specially commissioned for this volume and the writers are noted scholars in their fields. The essays focus on the Russian language, the history of Russian writing and printing, and predominantly on the growth of a native Russian literature. This 1977 volume is unusual in combining a comprehensive study of Russian and Soviet literature with an introduction to the Russian language and an extensive treatment of Russian and Soviet drama. It is directed in part at the general reader and will also be consulted as a standard reference guide in libraries of universities, colleges, and schools wherever these subjects are read. It forms the second part of the three-volume Companion to Russian Studies, the first of which deals with Russian history, and the final part with Russian art and architecture.