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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


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


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


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


Language and Character in Euripides’ Electra

Evert van Emde Boas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198793601
eISBN:
9780191835445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793601.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study of Euripides’ Electra approaches the play through the lens of modern linguistics. A variety of modern linguistics theories (conversation analysis, pragmatics, sociolinguistics (on gender ... More


Rethinking Metonymy: Literary Theory and Poetic Practice from Pindar to Jakobson

Sebastian Matzner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198724278
eISBN:
9780191827495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724278.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This monograph advances literary theory and the theory of poetic language by developing a theory of metonymy as a literary trope. After a critical assessment of currently available views on metonymy ... More


Conspicuous Silences: Implicature and Fictionality in the Victorian Novel

Ruth Rosaler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198769743
eISBN:
9780191822582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769743.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

How are a reader’s perceptions of a plot impacted by its presentation as textual clues as opposed to explicit narration, and why would an author choose this comparatively indirect mode of narration? ... More


“Existing Not as a Subject But as a Work of Art”: The Task of Ethics or Aesthetics?

Kenneth Surin

in Deleuze and Ethics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641178
eISBN:
9780748671731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641178.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter shows how Foucault's delineation of an ‘aesthetics of existence’ or a ‘stylistics of being’ is fundamentally in accord with the Deleuzian point of view, and draws some conclusions from ... More


Rhythm and Interpretation: The Iambic Pentameter

Derek Attridge

in Moving Words: Forms of English Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199681242
eISBN:
9780191761553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681242.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Criticism/Theory

The first of a series of chapters on major types of metrical form, this chapter examines the iambic pentameter through the close analysis of a sonnet by Edmund Spenser. It begins with a consideration ... More


Language, style and stylistics

Martin Solly

in The Stylistics of Professional Discourse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748691692
eISBN:
9781474418546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691692.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter provides an overview of the theoretical background to stylistics and of the main language theories pertinent to the volume, reappraising the usefulness of a stylistic approach to ... More


Stylistics, pedagogy and professional discourse

Martin Solly

in The Stylistics of Professional Discourse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748691692
eISBN:
9781474418546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691692.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter focuses on the relationship between pedagogy and stylistics and examines the role of stylistics as a pedagogical approach. Indeed, alongside its descriptive role, enabling both native ... More


Transport and Interiority in Soft Soul

Mitchell Morris

in The Persistence of Sentiment: Display and Feeling in Popular Music of the 1970s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520242852
eISBN:
9780520955059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242852.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

The ornate arrangements of ballad-oriented soul in the early 1970s became known as “soft soul.” As purveyed in particular by Motown and Philadelphia International Records, it offered a cluster of ... More


Breaking the Rules: Irrelevance/Irreverence in Maryse Condé's Traversée de la mangrove

Celia Britton

in Language and Literary Form in French Caribbean Writing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380369
eISBN:
9781781387214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380369.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Condé's ironic realism, her deflation of stereotypes, operates not only in the themes of her novels but also on the stylistic level of paragraphs and sentences. By breaking the rules of conventional ... More


The Morality of Form—A French Story

Jean-Michel Rabaté

in Think, Pig!: Beckett at the Limit of the Human

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270859
eISBN:
9780823270903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270859.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Beckett often said that he had chosen to write in French in order to write without style. Many have interpreted this statement as a consequence of his immersion in French culture as a consequence of ... More


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