Style and Reader Response

Minds, media, methods

Alice Bell | Sheffield Hallam University
Sam Browse | Sheffield Hallam University
Alison Gibbons | Sheffield Hallam University
David Peplow | Sheffield Hallam University
ISBN 9789027208057 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027260376 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Style and Reader Response: Minds, media, methods profiles the diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches in reception-oriented research in stylistics. Collectively, the chapters investigate how real readers, players, audiences, and viewers respond to, experience, and interpret texts. Contributions to the book investigate discourse types such as contemporary literature, poetry, political speeches, digital fiction, art exhibitions, and online news discourse. The volume also exemplifies the variety of empirical approaches in reception research, with contributors drawing on a range of methods including discussion groups, interviews, questionnaires, and think-aloud protocols with data analysed from both online and offline sources. Style and Reader Response makes an important contribution to an emerging paradigm within stylistics in which verifiable insights from readers are used to generate new models and new understandings of texts across media, with each essay demonstrating the centrality of empirical research for theoretical, methodological, and/or analytical advancements within and beyond stylistics.
[Linguistic Approaches to Literature, 36]  2021.  vii, 236 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020040597 | Marc record