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The Cambridge Handbook of Stylistics


  • 53 b/w illus. 14 tables
  • Page extent: 690 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 1.38 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 808/.042
  • Dewey version: 23
  • LC Classification: PE1421 .C36 2014
  • LC Subject headings:
    • English language--Style
    • English language--Rhetoric
    • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General.--bisacsh

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 (ISBN-13: 9781107028876)

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Stylistics has become the most common name for a discipline which at various times has been termed 'literary linguistics', 'rhetoric', 'poetics', 'literary philology' and 'close textual reading'. This Handbook is the definitive account of the field, drawing on linguistics and related subject areas such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, educational pedagogy, computational methods, literary criticism and critical theory. Placing stylistics in its intellectual and international context, each chapter includes a detailed illustrative example and case study of stylistic practice, with arguments and methods open to examination, replication and constructive critical discussion. As an accessible guide to the theory and practice of stylistics, it will equip the reader with a clear understanding of the ethos and principles of the discipline, as well as with the capacity and confidence to engage in stylistic analysis.


1. The handbook of stylistics: introduction Peter Stockwell and Sara Whiteley; Part I. The Discipline of Stylistics: 2. The theory and philosophy of stylistics Michael Toolan; 3. The stylistic tool-kit: methods and sub-disciplines Katie Wales; 4. Quantitative methods in literary linguistics Michael Stubbs; 5. Stylistics as rhetoric Craig Hamilton; 6. Stylistics as applied linguistics Ronald Carter; 7. Stylistics as literary criticism Geoff Hall; Part II. Literary Concepts and Stylistics: 8. Genre Beatrix Busse; 9. Intertextuality and allusion Patrick Colm Hogan; 10. Production and intentionality Violeta Sotirova; 11. Characterisation Dan McIntyre; 12. Voice Christiana Gregoriou; 13. Narration Jessica Mason; 14. Defamiliarisation Joanna Gavins; 15. Intensity and texture in imagery Barbara Dancygier; Part III. Techniques of Style: 16. Phonostylistics and the written text Manuel Jobert; 17. Grammatical configuration Michaela Mahlberg; 18. Semantic prosody Bill Louw and Marija Milojkovic; 19. Action and event Paul Simpson and Patricia Canning; 20. Pragmatics and inference Billy Clark; 21. Metaphor and style Gerard Steen; 22. Foregrounding, burying and plot construction Catherine Emmott and Marc Alexander; 23. Analysing dialogue Mick Short; 24. Atmosphere and tone Peter Stockwell; Part IV. The Contextual Experience of Style: 25. Iconicity Olga Fischer; 26. Ethics Sara Whiteley; 27. Fictionality and ontology Alison Gibbons; 28. Emotions, feelings, and stylistics David S. Miall; 29. Narrative structure Ruth Page; 30. Performance Tracy Cruickshank; 31. Interpretation Lesley Jeffries; 32. A portrait of historical stylistics Joe Bray; Part V. Extensions of Stylistics: 33. The analysis of the media Marina Lambrou and Alan Durant; 34. Advertising culture Rodney H. Jones; 35. Political style Jonathan Charteris-Black; 36. The stylistics of relationships Sara Mills; 37. Stylistics in translation Benedict Lin; 38. The stylistics of everyday talk David Peplow; 39. Coda: the practice of stylistics Peter Stockwell and Sara Whiteley.


Peter Stockwell, Sara Whiteley, Michael Toolan, Katie Wales, Michael Stubbs, Craig Hamilton, Ronald Carter, Geoff Hall, Beatrix Busse, Patrick Colm Hogan, Violeta Sotirova, Dan McIntyre, Christiana Gregoriou, Jessica Mason, Joanna Gavins, Barbara Dancygier, Manuel Jobert, Michaela Mahlberg, Bill Louw, Marija Milojkovic, Paul Simpson, Patricia Canning, Billy Clark, Gerard Steen, Catherine Emmott, Marc Alexander, Mick Short, Olga Fischer, Alison Gibbons, David S. Miall, Ruth Page, Tracy Cruickshank, Lesley Jeffries, Joe Bray, Marina Lambrou, Alan Durant, Rodney H. Jones, Jonathan Charteris-Black, Sara Mills, Benedict Lin, David Peplow

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