Literature about Language by Valerie ShepardLiterature about Language by Valerie Shepard

Literature about Language

byValerie ShepardEditorValerie Shepard

Paperback | December 22, 1993

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InLiterature About LanguageValerie Shepherd brings together linguistic theory and literary criticism and examines languages as a theme in a range of literary texts. By looking at the work of writers such as Swift, Joyce and Sontag she discusses the power of story-telling and metaphor to shape our thinking and examines the communicative capacities of non-standard English and the strengths of women's writing in a male language world. By turning to the work of writers such as Hardy, Cummings, Lodge and Gordimer, however, she also demonstrates the ways in which language can be constrained by its users and by social and cultural pressures.
Written specifically for a student audience,Language About Literaturepresumes no prior knowledge of linguistic theory and each chapter concludes with a set of practical exercises.
An invaluable text for A-level and undergraduate students of language, literature and communication studies.
Title:Literature about LanguageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 2 inPublished:December 22, 1993Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0415069971

ISBN - 13:9780415069977

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In Literature About Language Valerie Shepherd introduces students to linguistic theory by looking at language as a theme in a variety of texts. Her emphasis is on what the texts themselves say about language. Bringing together linguistic theory and literary criticism she also looks at the ability of language to shape our perceptions, as well as the ways in which the power of language is constrained by its users and by social and cultural pressures.