Language in Place

Stylistic perspectives on landscape, place and environment

Editors
| University of Cagliari
| University of Genoa
| University College Roosevelt
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The contributions in this collection offer a wide range of stylistic perspectives on landscape, place and environment, by focusing on a variety of text-types ranging from poetry, the Bible, fictional and non-fictional prose, to newspaper articles, condo names, online texts and exhibitions. Employing both established and cutting-edge methodologies from, among others, corpus linguistics, metaphor studies, Text World Theory and ecostylistics, the eleven chapters in the volume provide an overview of how landscape, place and environment are encoded and can be investigated in literary and non-literary discourse. The studies collected here stand as evidence of the possibility of, and the need for, a “stylistics of landscape”, which emphasises how represented spaces are made manifest linguistically; a “stylistics of place”, which focuses on the discursive and affective qualities of those represented spaces; and a “stylistics of environment”, which reiterates the urgency for environmentally-responsible humanities, able to support a change in the anthropocentric narrative which poses humans as the most important variable in the human-animal and human-environment relationships.
[Linguistic Approaches to Literature, 37]  Expected May 2021.  vii, 252 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1. Introduction
Daniela Francesca Virdis, Elisabetta Zurru and Ernestine Lahey
Chapter 2. Thematic adverbial adjuncts of place and direction and their relationship to conceptual metaphor in A. E. Housman’s A Shropshire Lad
Andrew Goatly
Chapter 3. Death by nature in two poems by Alden Nowlan
Ernestine Lahey
Chapter 4. Liminal islands: A cognitive stylistic analysis of “Beyond the Pale” and “Rathlin” by Derek Mahon
Nigel McLoughlin
Chapter 5. Urban metaphors: Conceptual and literary depictions of cities in the Bible
Karolien Vermeulen
Chapter 6. The Arabic of Dune : Language and landscape
Karin Christina Ryding
Chapter 7. (Re)mapping “authentic” London: Iain Sinclair’s London Overground (2015) and the semiotic landscape of London’s East End
Jennifer Smith
Chapter 8. “Boston Strong”: Place-making practices and enregisterment in the Boston Marathon discourse 2013/2014
Kristin Berberich
Chapter 9. Naming as styling: Inauthenticity in building names in Singapore
Peter K.W. Tan
Chapter 10. “She enjoys being stroked”, “They are affectionate, lively and interactive boys”: An ecostylistic scrutiny of animal agency and alternative discourse in Battersea Dogs & Cats Home website
Daniela Francesca Virdis
Chapter 11. “Your planet needs you”: An ecostylistic analysis of an ecology-oriented interactive exhibition
Elisabetta Zurru
Chapter 12. London past and present: The Museum of London’s multi-faceted presentation of the city
Linda Pillière
Subjects

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: DSA – Literary theory
BISAC Subject: LIT006000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory