Cognitive Grammar in Literature

ORCID logoChloe Harrison | University of Nottingham
ORCID logoLouise Nuttall | University of Nottingham
ORCID logoPeter Stockwell | University of Nottingham
Wenjuan Yuan | University of Nottingham
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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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2018. From functional to cognitive grammar in stylistic analysis of Golding’sThe Inheritors. Journal of Literary Semantics 47:2  pp. 121 ff. DOI logo
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2018. ‘Something happened, something bad’: Blackouts, uncertainties and event construal inThe Girl on the Train. Language and Literature: International Journal of Stylistics 27:1  pp. 38 ff. DOI logo
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2022. Introduction. In The Language of Siegfried Sassoon [Palgrave Studies in Language, Literature and Style, ],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
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2023. The Cognitive Framework. In English Stylistics,  pp. 31 ff. DOI logo
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2017. Finding Elizabeth: Construing memory inElizabeth Is Missingby Emma Healey. Journal of Literary Semantics 46:2  pp. 131 ff. DOI logo
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2018. Re-reading in stylistics. Language and Literature: International Journal of Stylistics 27:3  pp. 176 ff. DOI logo
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2019. Chapter 8. Cognitive grammar and reconstrual. In Experiencing Fictional Worlds [Linguistic Approaches to Literature, 32],  pp. 135 ff. DOI logo
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2014. Construing the reader: A multidisciplinary approach to journalistic texts. Discourse & Society 25:5  pp. 640 ff. DOI logo
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2019. The relation and function of discourses: a corpus-cognitive analysis of the Irish abortion debate. Corpora 14:1  pp. 105 ff. DOI logo
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2016. Working toward a synthesis. Cognitive Linguistics 27:4  pp. 465 ff. DOI logo
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2020. Book review: Louise Nuttall, Mind Style and Cognitive Grammar: Language and Worldview in Speculative Fiction. Language and Literature: International Journal of Stylistics 29:2  pp. 171 ff. DOI logo
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2020. Narrative viewpoint and subjective construal across languages. Cognitive Linguistic Studies 7:2  pp. 334 ff. DOI logo
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2018. The year’s work in stylistics 2017. Language and Literature: International Journal of Stylistics 27:4  pp. 329 ff. DOI logo
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2023. Style: Text, Cognition and Corpora. In Stylistics,  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
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2015. The Year’s Work in stylistics 2014. Language and Literature: International Journal of Stylistics 24:4  pp. 355 ff. DOI logo
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2021. A systematic review of unsupervised approaches to grammar induction. Natural Language Engineering 27:6  pp. 647 ff. DOI logo
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2019. The year’s work in stylistics 2018. Language and Literature: International Journal of Stylistics 28:4  pp. 354 ff. DOI logo
Stockwell, Peter
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Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies

Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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