Contemporary Stylistics presents a comprehensive survey of the current state of the integrated study of language and literature. Written by internationally renowned researchers in stylistics, this volume of twenty chapters provides a showcase for the range of approaches and practices which form modern stylistics: from cognitive poetics to corpus linguistics, from explorations of mind-style and spoken discourse in narrative to the workings of viewpoint in lyric poetry, from word-meanings to the meanings and emotions of literary worlds, and more. Each chapter is introduced and set in context by a key figure in stylistics. The book represents the best of current stylistics practice, including the traditions, roots and rigour of the discipline. This one volume reference will be invaluable to students and researchers in stylistics.
Marina Lambrou is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of East London, UK. Peter Stockwell is Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, UK.
Introduction: the state of contemporary stylistics; 1 Computational stylistics; 2 Hyperfiction and possible worlds; 3 Free indirect discourse; 4 Metaphor /cognitive linguistics; 5 Corpus Stylistics; 6 Text worlds in contemporary fiction; 7 Crime fiction mindstyle; 8 Cognition and rhetoric; 9 Pragmatics and stylistics; 10 Space and poetic landscape; 11 Oral narrative analysis; 12 Lyrical poems and perception; 13 Deixis and point of view; 14 The stylistics of popular fiction; 15 Feminist narratology; 16 Fictional minds; 17 Drama and stylistics; 18 Consciousness in narrative fiction; 19 Poetics of children's fiction; 20 Stylistics and language teaching.