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Language in the Confessions of Augustine

Philip Burton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199266227
eISBN:
9780191709098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266227.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book argues that Augustine's Confessions may fruitfully be read as a series of encounters with language and signs: as a baby learning to speak, as a schoolboy orator, student, professor of ... More


Texture - A Cognitive Aesthetics of Reading

Peter Stockwell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625819
eISBN:
9780748651511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625819.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book represents the latest advances in cognitive poetics. It builds feeling and embodied experience on to the insights into meaningfulness that the cognitive approach to literature has achieved ... More


Previous Research

Kay Richardson

in Television Dramatic Dialogue: A Sociolinguistic Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195374056
eISBN:
9780199776177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374056.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Chapter 2 focuses on previous research that has examined dialogue in television drama, distinguishing between contributions from media research and contributions from linguistic perspectives. A ... More


The Stylistics of Professional Discourse

Martin Solly

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748691692
eISBN:
9781474418546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691692.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Why are doctors’ prescriptions illegible and why is the language of the law considered impenetrable to outsiders? Need they be so? Is it more difficult for non-native speakers of English than native ... More


Particularity and Language (i): Talking about God

Richard Parish

in Catholic Particularity in Seventeenth-Century French Writing: 'Christianity is Strange'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596669
eISBN:
9780191729126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596669.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The third chapter is the first of two interrelated analyses of language. The first part considers the central role of paradox in the articulation of Christian doctrine, in the light of its stylistic ... More


Metapragmatics, Toposforschung, Marxist Stylistics: Three Extensions of Veselovsky’s Historical Poetics

Boris Maslov

in Persistent Forms: Explorations in Historical Poetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823264858
eISBN:
9780823266852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264858.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This contribution comments on three of Veselovsky’s theoretical insights (pertaining to genre theory, motif migration, and the socio-psychological nature of style), each time considering them in ... More


Conclusion

Ruth Rosaler

in Conspicuous Silences: Implicature and Fictionality in the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198769743
eISBN:
9780191822582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769743.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

The conclusion describes the impetus for the scholarship presented in the main body of the work, and discusses how the main arguments presented in the previous four chapters build on previous ... More


Japanese Keitai Novels and Ideologies of Literacy

Yukiko Nishimura

in Digital Discourse: Language in the New Media

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795437
eISBN:
9780199919321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795437.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents a study of Japanese keitai (mobile phone) novels. Keitai novels have received harsh criticism from literary critics in contemporary Japan. Based on quantitative stylistic and ... More


Text, Textuality and Texture

Peter Stockwell

in Texture - A Cognitive Aesthetics of Reading

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625819
eISBN:
9780748651511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625819.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter begins with a discussion of the principles of cognitive poetics, covering experientialism, generalisation, stylistics, continuity, embodiment and ecology. It then describes the models ... More


Orality and Performance in Classical Attic Prose: A Linguistic Approach

Alessandro Vatri

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198795902
eISBN:
9780191837081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795902.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Is there a linguistic difference between classical Greek prose texts meant for oral delivery in public and those meant for written circulation and private reception? This difficult question is ... More


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