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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


Arabic in Modern Hebrew Texts: The Stylistics of Exophonic Writing

Mohamed Ahmed

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474444439
eISBN:
9781474476713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444439.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In the late 1950s, Iraqi Jews were either forced or chose to leave Iraq for Israel. Finding it impossible to continue writing in Arabic in Israel, many Iraqi Jewish novelists faced the literary ... 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


Exophonic Writing, Stylistics and the Study of Iraqi Jewish Fiction

Mohamed A. H Ahmed

in Arabic in Modern Hebrew Texts: The Stylistics of Exophonic Writing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474444439
eISBN:
9781474476713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444439.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter is divided into two main sections. The first section constitutes the theoretical part of the study. In this section, the possibilities and the motivations of using stylistics as a ... More


The Use of Arabic Between Authors and Novels

Mohamed A. H Ahmed

in Arabic in Modern Hebrew Texts: The Stylistics of Exophonic Writing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474444439
eISBN:
9781474476713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444439.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyses the diachronic development of Arabic use. The novels are categorised into three main corpora to trace Arabic use from early to late Hebrew novels. In this chapter, the style of ... More


Speech, Writing, and Thought Presentation in 19th-Century Narrative Fiction: A Corpus-Assisted Approach

Beatrix Busse

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190212360
eISBN:
9780190212384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190212360.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Historical Linguistics

The present study investigates speech, writing, and thought presentation in a corpus of 19th-century narrative fiction including, for instance, the novels Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, ... 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


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


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


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


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


“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


4E Cognition and Eighteenth-Century Fiction: How the Novel Found its Feet

Karin Kukkonen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190913045
eISBN:
9780190913076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913045.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The early novel developed modes of writing that are considered gripping and immersive, because they foreground physical states, meaningful gestures, and emotional excitement. This monograph shows how ... More


Introduction

Beatrix Busse

in Speech, Writing, and Thought Presentation in 19th-Century Narrative Fiction: A Corpus-Assisted Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190212360
eISBN:
9780190212384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190212360.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Historical Linguistics

In her introductory chapter, the author specifies the aims of the study and its theoretical background. Basing her approach on Leech and Short’s (1981) and Semino and Short’s (2004) categories of ... More


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