Language and Verbal Art Revisited: Linguistic Approaches to the Study of Literature
This volume, meant for both specialists and non-specialists, will appeal to both the growing number of scholars working in, and students needing to investigate, the field of literary linguistics, or stylistics.
Inspired by Ruqaiya Hasan's conviction that, [...] in verbal art the role of language is central. Here language is not as clothing to the body; it IS the body." (1985/1989: 91), the papers are on a wide variety of aspects of the language-literature connection, and approach it from diverse perspectives and methodological frameworks, including Systemic Functional Linguistics, pragmatics, corpus linguistics, ethnolinguistics, cultural and translation studies.
A wide range of literary genres and world literatures are analyzed, including Shakespeare's plays; modern Austrian authors writing in German (e.g., Thomas Bernhard); Perrault's Histoires et contes du temps passé and their translations by Angela Carter; the Spanish poets of the Generación del '50; Malaysian-Singaporean poets in English; Anglo-American Modernist poets (Frost, Stevens, Pound and Lawrence) and novelists (Woolf and Conrad); a short story by Marina Warner and Turkish-German narrative by Feridun Zamo?lu; The Gospel of St. John and Harry Potter.
Separate introductions to each of the contributions seek to guide above all the non-specialist reader by describing and comparing the frameworks that the volume comprises. A general introduction diachronically traces key moments in the development of the study of the language of literature seen as socio-cultural practice.
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If we exclude grammatical words , the analysis shows that the lemma dark * in its different word forms is among those that occur ... More precisely , ' dark ' recurs 24 times , ' darker ' 3 , ' darkly ' 3 , and ' darkness ' 26 times .
3 . ng sky , appear to me so hopeless and so dark , so impenetrable to human s , were poured into the clearing by the dark - faced and pensive forest . ng , the eyes of that apparition shining darkly far in his bony head that es at a ...
However , this also prepares the ground for later and more metaphorical co - occurrences of ' dark ' and ' light ' which , as we shall see , will recur at various and different stages in the novella . Concordances 2 to 6 in Table 4.1 ...
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