Idioms in Salman Rushdie's Novels: A Phraseo-stylistic Approach by Grzegorz SzpilaIdioms in Salman Rushdie's Novels: A Phraseo-stylistic Approach by Grzegorz Szpila

Idioms in Salman Rushdie's Novels: A Phraseo-stylistic Approach

byGrzegorz Szpila

Hardcover | October 11, 2012

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This book explores the use of idioms in Salman Rushdie’s eleven novels. Firstly, the key concepts in phraseology are discussed as a background to the study of Rushdie’s idiomaticity. Salman Rushdie is presented as a metaphorical and phraseological writer before the main tenets of phraseo-stylistics are addressed. Then the physical presence of idiomatic expressions in Salman Rushdie’s novels is examined and, finally, through close readings and textual analyses of Salman Rushdie’s works, the functionality of idioms employed by the author in his prosaic works is determined. This study establishes Salman Rushdie’s prose as highly idiomatic and the author as exceptionally creative when it comes to the deployment of idioms in literary texts.
Grzegorz Szpila is a lecturer and researcher at the Institute of English Philology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He specialises in phraseology and paremiology, and in particular, the phraseo-stylistics of contemporary fiction in English.
Title:Idioms in Salman Rushdie's Novels: A Phraseo-stylistic ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:October 11, 2012Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3631637403

ISBN - 13:9783631637401


Table of Contents

Contents: Phraseology– Idioms – Salman Rushdie novels – Stylistcs – Phraseo-stylistics.