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  • ISBN:9781108402217
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):English Language
  • Author(s):Marcello Giovanelli, Jessica Mason
  • Available from: January 2018

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    The Language of Literature is a general introduction to the methods and principles behind stylistics. It is suitable for advanced level students and beyond. Written with input from the Cambridge English Corpus, it provides students with an introduction to stylistics with texts from different genres. It takes the approach that the best way to study literary texts is to focus closely on language. Using short activities to help explain analysis methods, this book guides students through major modern issues and concepts. It summarises key concerns and findings, while providing inspiration for language investigations and non-examined assessments (NEAs) with research suggestions.

  • Contents
    • Instruction in analysis techniques and research methodology, as well as examples of academic writing at an accessible level, give students models to follow for their own work.

    • Short activities and exam-style questions provide practice and help students get a deeper understanding of key concepts.

    • Examples from the Cambridge English Corpus give students access to prestigious academic global English research, as well as insight into corpus linguistics and techniques for corpus creation and analysis.

    • Wider reading suggestions guide students towards broader topic exposure, encouraging them to research areas that interest them.

    • Longer research tasks encourage a greater depth of application and provide inspiration for non-examined assessment (NEA).

    • Written to support A Level and IB qualifications: in particular Cambridge International A Level English Language (9093) Paper 3 Text Analysis and Paper 4 Language Topics, AS & A Level English Language, AS & A Level English Language and Literature and IB English A.

    • Available as a Cambridge Elevate edition to allow cross-referencing with your other Cambridge Elevate resources.

    • 1. What is stylistics?: 1.1. Introduction
    • 1.2. Defining stylistics
    • 1.3. Why stylistics?
    • 1.4. Principles of stylistics
    • 2. Developing a stylistics toolkit: 2.1. Introduction
    • 2.2. Foregrounding
    • 2.3. Using levels of language analysis
    • 2.4. Words
    • 2.5. Structure
    • 2.6. Sounds
    • 2.7. Developing writing as a response
    • 3. Doing stylistics: 3.1. Introduction
    • 3.2. Speech and thought presentation
    • 3.3. Modality
    • 3.4. Transitivity
    • 3.5. Deixis and viewpoint
    • 4. Stylistics and the mind: 4.1. Introduction
    • 4.2. Figure and ground
    • 4.3. Schema theory
    • 4.4. Metaphor
    • 4.5. Text World Theory
    • 5. Exploring stylistics: 5.1. Introduction
    • 5.2. Creative writing and stylistics
    • 5.3. Reader response studies and stylistics
    • 5.4. Corpus stylistics
    • Ideas and answers
    • References.

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