Cognitive Stylistics

Language and cognition in text analysis

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ISBN 9781588112996 (USA) | USD 165.00
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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.
[Linguistic Approaches to Literature, 1]  2002.  xvi, 333 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Elena Semino and Jonathan Culpeper
Conceptual integration in Christine de Pizan’s City of Ladies
Craig A. Hamilton
The body in the word: A cognitive approach to the shape of a poetic text
Margaret H. Freeman
The Figure in the Carpet: Discovery or Re-cognition
Yanna Popova
Miltonic texture and the feeling of reading
Peter Stockwell
A cognitive stylistic approach to mind style in narrative fiction
Elena Semino
Between the lines: Spatial language and its developmental representation in Stephen King’s IT
Willie van Peer and Eva-Maria Graf
“Split selves” in fiction and in medical “life stories” Cognitive linguistic theory and narrative practice
Catherine Emmott
Metaphor in Bob Dylan’s “Hurricane” Genre, language, and style
Gerard J. Steen
Cognitive constraints on verbal creativity: The use of figurative language in poetic discourse
Yeshayahu Shen
Cognitive stylistics of humorous texts
Salvatore Attardo
A cognitive stylistic approach to characterisation
Jonathan Culpeper
Aspects of Cognitive Poetics
Reuven Tsur
Donald C. Freeman
Name Index
Subject Index
“The volume as a whole presents an excellent overview of the different innovative aspects of a cognitive stylistic approach to texts. The choice of the contributions reflects the variety of directions this multidisciplinary approach can take. All authors, dealing with very different literary phenomena and types of discourse, illustrate that cognitive approaches have a distinct advantage, in that they can cover phenomena which have not been looked at from this angle in different frameworks or have not received any scrutiny at all [...] this volume promises to be one of the pioneering works in a fascinating newly arising discipline.”
“This is a landmark volume, containing a wealth of challenging material that compels constant re-thinking of the very bases of stylistics as a discipline. The book is no mere collection of research papers. In both theory and practice, the contributors mount a coherent and consistent challenge to existing paradigms and chart new analytical and research directions at the interface of language and literature studies. This is a book that will endure for many years to come as a source of reference and debate.”
“Refusing to respect borders between language and literature, stylistics scholars have always been committed to verifiable textual analysis within a pragmatic framework. In this collection they cross another border by engaging in fruitful but critical debate with the cognitivist work of the Lakoffian school, which does not deal adequately with creative texts. Cognitive Stylistics is an exciting and thought-provoking collection of essays that marries the best of literary text-based research to models capturing how the mind makes sense of the world. I passionately hope that scholars in both traditions will read this book.”
Cognitive Stylistics gives its reader exciting access to the current cognitive turn in literary studies without defining that turn in any narrow sectarian way. If you want to see what cognitive science and linguistics can do for literary studies, read this book.”
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