Cognitive Poetics: An Introduction by Peter StockwellCognitive Poetics: An Introduction by Peter Stockwell

Cognitive Poetics: An Introduction

byPeter StockwellEditorPeter Stockwell

Paperback | August 23, 2002

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Cognitive poetics is a new way of thinking about literature, involving the application of cognitive linguistics and psychology to literary texts. This book is the first introductory text to this growing field.
InCognitive Poetics: An Introduction, the reader is encouraged to re-evaluate the categories used to understand literary reading and analysis. Covering a wide range of literary genres and historical periods, the book encompasses both American and European approaches. Each chapter explores a different cognitive-poetic framework and relates it to a literary text. Including a range of activities, discussion points, suggestions for further reading and a glossarial index, the book is both interactive and highly accessible.
Cognitive Poetics: An Introductionis essential reading for students on stylistics and literary-linguistic courses, and will be of interest to all those involved in literary studies, critical theory and linguistics.
Peter Stockwell is Senior Lecturer at the University of Nottingham. His publications includeSociolinguistics: A resource book for students, Contextualised Stylistics: An introduction to the nature and functions of language(with Howard Jackson) andthe Poetics of Science Fiction.
Title:Cognitive Poetics: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.1 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:August 23, 2002Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415258952

ISBN - 13:9780415258951

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