Cognitive Stylistics: Language and cognition in text analysis

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Elena Semino, Jonathan Culpeper
John Benjamins Publishing, Nov 5, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 333 pages
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This book represents the state of the art in cognitive stylistics a rapidly expanding field at the interface between linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science. The twelve chapters combine linguistic analysis with insights from cognitive psychology and cognitive linguistics in order to arrive at innovative accounts of a range of literary and textual phenomena. The chapters cover a variety of literary texts, periods, and genres, including poetry, fictional and non-fictional narratives, and plays. Some of the chapters provide new approaches to phenomena that have a long tradition in literary and linguistic studies (such as humour, characterisation, figurative language, and metre), others focus on phenomena that have not yet received adequate attention (such as split-selves phenomena, mind style, and spatial language). This book is relevant to students and scholars in a wide range of areas within linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Conceptual integration in Christine de Pizans City of Ladies
1
Chapter 2 The body in the word
23
Chapter 3 The Figure in the Carpet
49
Chapter 4 Miltonic texture and the feeling of reading
73
Chapter 5 A cognitive stylistic approach to mind style in narrative fiction
95
Chapter 6 Between the lines
123
Chapter 7 Split selves in ction and in medical life stories
153
Chapter 8 Metaphor in Bob Dylans Hurricane
183
Chapter 10 Cognitive stylistics of humorous texts
231
Chapter 11 A cognitive stylistic approach to characterisation
251
Chapter 12 Aspects of Cognitive Poetics
279
Afterword
319
Notes
323
References
324
Name Index
325
Subject Index
329

Chapter 9 Cognitive constraints on verbal creativity
211

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