The Language and Literature Reader by Ronald CarterThe Language and Literature Reader by Ronald Carter

The Language and Literature Reader

EditorRonald Carter, Peter Stockwell

Paperback | April 24, 2008

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The Language and Literature Readeris an invaluable resource for students of English literature, language, and linguistics. Bringing together the most significant work in the field with integrated editorial material, thisReaderis a structured and accessible tool for the student and scholar.

Divided into three sections, Foundations, Developments and New Directions, theReaderprovides an overview of the discipline from the early stages in the 1960s and 70s, through the new theories and practices of the 1980s and 90s, to the most recent and contemporary work in the field. Each article contains a brief introduction by the editors situating it in the context of developing work in the discipline and glossing it in terms of the section and of the book as a whole. The final section concludes with a ¿history and manifesto¿, written by the editors, which places developments in the area of stylistics within a brief history of the field and offers a polemical perspective on the future of a growing and influential discipline.

Ronald Carter is Professor of Modern English Language at the University of Nottingham. He has written and edited more than 50 books in the fields of literary-linguistics, language and education, applied linguistics and the teaching of English. He has taught and lectured in over thirty countries world-wide and published over 100 academi...
Title:The Language and Literature ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.65 × 6.69 × 0.7 inPublished:April 24, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface.  Acknowledgements.  Part 1: Foundations  'Taking a Poem to Pieces'John Sinclair.  'Stylistics'David Lodge.  ¿Linguistic Function and Literary Style: An Inquiry into the Language of William Golding¿s The Inheritors¿Michael Haliday.  ¿On the Deviance of Literary Discourse¿Henry Widdowson.  ¿Applying Linguistics¿Elizabeth Closs TraugottandMary Louise Pratt. ¿Linguistic Criticism¿Roger Fowler. 'Metre'Geoffrey Leech. 'Discourse Analysis and Drama'Mick Short.  Part 2: Developments¿Poem, Reader, Response: Making Sense with ¿Skunk Hour¿Michael Toolan. ¿Style and Interpretation in Hemingway¿s "Cat in the Rain"¿Ron Carter.  ¿Changing the Guard at Elsinore¿Walter Nash. ¿But what is Literature?: Toward a Descriptive Definition of Literature¿Willie van Peer. ¿Deixis and the Poetic Persona¿Keith Green Bakhtin. Addressivity, and the Poetics of Objectivity¿Alison Tate. ¿Teach Yourself Rhetoric: An Analysis of Philip Larkin¿s "Church Going"¿Katie Wales. 'World Enough and Time: Deictic Space and the Interpretation of Prose'Paul Werth. 'Making the Subtle Difference; Literature and Non-Literature in the Classroom'Guy Cook.  Part 3: New Directions  ¿Educating the Reader: Narrative Technique and Evaluation in Charlotte Perkins Gilman¿s Herland¿Jean Jacques Weber. 'Satirical Humour and Cultural Context: With a Note on the Curious Case of Father Todd Unctuous'Paul Simpson. (Sur)real Stylistics: From Text to Contextualizing¿Peter Stockwell. 'Feeling Moved by Metaphor'Ray Gibbs. 'Point of View in Drama: An Analysis of Brimstone and Treacle'Dan McIntyre. 'Conrad in the Computer: Examples of Quantitative Stylistic Methods'Michael Stubbs.  '¿Split Selves" in Fiction and in Medical ¿Life Stories¿'Catherine Emmott. 'Too Much Blague? The Text Worlds of Barthelme¿s Snow White¿'Joanna Gavins. 'A Cognitive Stylistic Approach to Mind Style in Narrative Fiction'Elena Semino. 'Connectives in Free Indirect Style: Continuity or Shift?'Violeta Sotirova.  Part 4: Coda  'Stylistics: Retrospect and Prospect'Peter StockwellandRon Carter.  Index