Language, Discourse, Style

Selected works of John McH. Sinclair

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For the first time, the works on stylistics by one of the most brilliant linguists of our times are collected in a single volume. This book highlights the evolution of John Sinclair’s theories and insights from studies on language teaching through detailed analyses of text and discourse, and into his later works on corpus stylistics. More specifically, Part I focuses on how theory can inform teaching practice. Part II is more directed towards linguistic analyses of specific texts and provides practical bases for stylistic approaches. In Part III, Sinclair’s contributions to discourse analysis shed light on ways of looking and understanding literature. Written in his crisp clear, straightforward style, this book demonstrates Sinclair’s explicit concern for more systematic approaches to the integration of language and literature and shows why his works on stylistics have been both reference and inspiration to students, language and literature teachers and researchers over many decades.
[Linguistic Approaches to Literature, 22]  2016.  xxiii, 282 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
xi–xii
Editor’s preface
xiii–xviii
Introduction: John Sinclair: Papers on Stylistics by Ronald Carter
xix–xxiv
Part I. Education, language teaching and stylistics
Chapter 1. Linguistics and the teaching of English
3–10
Chapter 2. The integration of language and literature in the English curriculum
11–26
Chapter 3. Language awareness in six easy lessons
27–32
Chapter 4. Large corpus research and foreign language teaching
33–40
Part II. Linguistic stylistics
Chapter 5. When is a poem like a sunset?
43–56
Chapter 6. Taking a poem to pieces
57–68
Chapter 7. A technique of stylistic description
69–94
Chapter 8. Lines about “Lines”
95–108
Chapter 9. The linguistic basis of style
109–124
Part III. Style and discourse
Chapter 10. Mirror for a text
127–156
Chapter 11. Poetic discourse: A sample exercise
157–176
Chapter 12. The exploitation of meaning: Literary text and local grammars
177–208
Chapter 13. Fictional worlds revisited
209–226
Chapter 14. “Passion speechlesse lies”
227–250
Chapter 15. Coda: Unlearning the intuitive analogue as Sinclairan digital proofs transcend stylistics by Bill Louw
251–270
References
271–276
Index of Authors, Names and Titles
277–278
Index of Topics
279–282
“Overall, the book achieves its aim of filling in a gap related to maybe lesser recognized contributions of Sinclair’s work by putting together in one place the many powerful chapters, articles, and talks that Sinclair produced on the topic of interfaces of language and literature. The range of audiences that would be most appreciative of this collection includes stylisticians, language and literature scholars and teachers, syllabus and curriculum designers, as well as undergraduate, graduate, and college faculty members in English studies working particularly with literary reading, creative writing, and literary education.”
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