Cognitive Grammar in Literature

Chloe Harrison | University of Nottingham
Louise Nuttall | University of Nottingham
Peter Stockwell | University of Nottingham
Wenjuan Yuan | University of Nottingham
ISBN 9789027234049 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This is the first book to present an account of literary meaning and effects drawing on our best understanding of mind and language in the form of a Cognitive Grammar. The contributors provide exemplary analyses of a range of literature from science fiction, dystopia, absurdism and graphic novels to the poetry of Wordsworth, Hopkins, Sassoon, Balassi, and Dylan Thomas, as well as Shakespeare, Chaucer, Barrett Browning, Whitman, Owen and others. The application of Cognitive Grammar allows the discussion of meaning, translation, ambience, action, reflection, multimodality, empathy, experience and literariness itself to be conducted in newly valid ways. With a Foreword by the creator of Cognitive Grammar, Ronald Langacker, and an Afterword by the cognitive scientist Todd Oakley, the book represents the latest advance in literary linguistics, cognitive poetics and literary critical practice.
[Linguistic Approaches to Literature, 17]  2014.  xiv, 255 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This stimulating collection of essays on narrative fiction and poetry, embracing multi-modality and translation, takes stylistics in a new direction. Cognitive grammar places meaning construction at its heart: and the applications here bravely test and probe the theory, whilst enriching our understanding of the texts themselves.”
“An inspiring demonstration of the great reach of Cognitive Grammar to analyze complex communication.”
“This edited volume is commendable in numerous ways. Firstly, it is groundbreaking in that it does without doubt represent the richest resource which attempts to marry CG and literary analysis thus far in the field of cognitive poetics. Secondly, the scope of literary works analysed with the use of CG in this edited collection is truly impressive.[...]this volume makes a compelling argument for the possibility and the usefulness of adopting the CG approach for the study of literature, and for extending CG to literary analysis. The authors provide groundbreaking, stimulating and creative analyses. It will be interesting to see how a cognitive grammar approach to literary analysis is further developed in future publications.”
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Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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