LINGUIST List 15.1105

Mon Apr 5 2004

Books: Ling & Literature: Gavins, Steen/Semino, Short

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  1. kkaneta, Cognitive Poetics in Practice: Gavins, Steen (Eds.)
  2. kkaneta, Corpus Stylistics: Semino, Short

Message 1: Cognitive Poetics in Practice: Gavins, Steen (Eds.)

Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 15:39:49 -0500 (EST)
From: kkaneta <>
Subject: Cognitive Poetics in Practice: Gavins, Steen (Eds.)

Title: Cognitive Poetics in Practice
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher:	Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
Editor: Joanna Gavins, Free University 
Editor: Gerard Steen, Free University 

Hardback: ISBN: 0415277981, Pages: 240, Price: U.S. $: 90
Paperback: ISBN: 041527799X, Pages: 240, Price: U.S. $: 28.95

Cognitive Poetics is a new way of thinking about literature, involving
the application of cognitive linguistics and psychology to literary
texts. This student-friendly book provides a set of case studies to
help students understand the theory and master the practice of
cognitive poetics in analysis.

Written by a range of well-known scholars from a variety of
disciplines and countries, Cognitive Poetics in Practice offers
students a unique insight into this exciting subject. In each chapter,
contributors present a practical application of the methods and
techniques of cognitive poetics, to a range of texts, from Wilfred
Owen to Roald Dahl. The editors' general introduction provides an
overview of the field, and each chapter begins with an editors'
introduction to set the chapter in context. Specifically designed
sections suggesting further activities for students are also provided
at the end of each case study.

Cognitive Poetics in Practice can be used on its own or as a companion
volume to Peter Stockwell's Cognitive Poetics: An Introduction.

This book is critical reading for students on courses in cognitive
poetics, stylistics and literary linguistics and will be of interest
to all those involved in literary studies, critical theory and

Lingfield(s):	Cognitive Science 
		Ling & Literature 	

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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Message 2: Corpus Stylistics: Semino, Short

Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 15:44:20 -0500 (EST)
From: kkaneta <>
Subject: Corpus Stylistics: Semino, Short

Title: Corpus Stylistics
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Corpus Linguistics
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher:	Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
Author: Elena Semino, Lancaster University 
Author: Mick Short

Hardback: ISBN: 0415286697, Pages: 224, Price: U.S. $: 105

This book represents a new direction at the interface between the
fields of stylistics and corpus linguistics, namely the use of a
corpus methodology to investigate the ways in which people's words and
thoughts are presented in written narratives. A 260,000 word
electronic corpus of late 20th century written texts, including
fiction, news reports and (auto)biographies is analysed by the
authors, providing a detailed account of new theoretical insights,
comparisons between different text types and detailed accounts of
individual texts. 

Lingfield(s):	Ling & Literature
		Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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