Linguistic criticism

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Oxford University Press, 1986 - Literary Criticism - 190 pages
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In recent years, the application of linguistic theory to literary studies has produced a wealth of exciting new perspectives on literature--precise analytic methods of linguistics have aided in practical criticism, while the theory of language itself has shed new light on literary theory as a whole. Linguistic Criticism is an introduction to the subject by one of its most knowledgeable practitioners. In this work, Roger Fowler clearly and simply discusses a variety of analytic techniques whose relevance for fiction, poetry and drama he demonstrates with reference to a wide variety of texts.

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I adore this book, it taught me many things and changed my view for literature and it's relationship with linguistics. Spot on examples and easy writing, all in all an enjoyable read. Highly recommend. Read full review

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A very clear concise treatment of linguistc criticism. I feel I have learned a lot and it really gives me something to think about when I'm reading the next fiction book. Read full review


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