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Title:
Stylistics
Author:
Verdonk, Peter, 1935-
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Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xiii, 124 pages ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780194372404
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Book

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Summary

Summary

This book examines how style is used in literary and non-literary texts. The topics include style as a matter of socialization, the production and reception of meaning, the question of perspective, literary criticism, and current issues such as feminist stylistics and critical discourse analysis.


Author Notes

Peter Verdonk is Emeritus Professor of Stylistics at the University of Amsterdam, where he started teaching in the early 1970s, after a career in maritime law. His main interests lie in rhetoric, literary criticism, discourse analysis, narratology and cognitive poetics.


Table of Contents

Preface
Section 1 Survey
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1 The concept of style
Features of style: a newspaper headline
Style as motivated choice
Style in context
Style and persuasive effect
Conclusion
2 Style in literature
Text type and style
Text type and function
Conclusion
3 Text and discourse
The nature of text
The nature of discourse
Textual and contextual meaning
The headline revisited
The context of literary discourse
The communicative situation in literary discourse
Conclusion
4 Perspectives on meaning
The double meaning of perspective
Perspective in narrative fiction
Stylistic markers of perspective and positioning
Deixis
Given and new information
Ideological perspective
Conclusion
5 The language of literary representation
Perspective in third-person narration
Speech and thought representation
Conclusion
6 Perspectives on literary interpretation
Literary criticism
Interpreting a complete poem
Substantiation by analysis
Literary interpretation revisited
Conclusion
7 Stylistics and ideological perspectives
Social reading and ideological postioning
Incorporation of literary criticism into linguistic criticism?
Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)
Conclusion
Section 2 Readings
Section 3 References
Section 4 Glossary