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By Katie Wales

ISBN-10: 1408231158

ISBN-13: 9781408231159

During the last ten years there were notable advances in stylistics. those have given upward push to new phrases and to revised contemplating recommendations and re-definitions of phrases. A Dictionary of Stylistics, 2d version includes over six hundred alphabeticlly indexed entries: totally revised because the first and moment variants, it includes many new entries.

Drawing fabric from stylistics and a number similar disciplines similar to sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics and standard rhetoric, the revised 3rd variation offers a precious reference paintings for college students and academics of stylistics, in addition to severe discourse research and literary feedback. even as it presents a basic photograph of the character, insights and methodologies of stylistics. in addition to explaining terminology essentially and concisely, this variation features a topic index for additional ease of use.

With a number of quotations; causes for plenty of uncomplicated phrases from grammar and rhetoric; and a entire bibliography, it is a certain reference paintings and instruction manual for stylistic and textual research. scholars and academics at secondary and tertiary degrees of English language and literature or English as a overseas or moment language, and of linguistics, will locate it a useful resource of knowledge.

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It has many functions: to provide, in a kind of postmodification, additional information or description by way of identification (The author, Katie Wales); designation (Katie Wales, the author); explanation; reformulation, etc. g. The local National Lottery winner, Vera Bloggs , 44 year-old mother of two . . g. scientific articles; official reports). ) ■ appropriateness: ~ conditions Generally meaning ‘suitability’, appropriateness has been a pervasive concept in stylistic theory since classical times, and has been extended into sociolinguistics, and functional approaches to the study of language.

Thomas Hardy: The Mayor of Casterbridge, ch. g. I pressed the door gently. It had always been left open at night in the old days. ) (2) The term aspect was borrowed by Tzvetan Todorov (1966) and applied to the study of narrative: the perspective from which a story is viewed by the narrator. A much more widely used term now is point of view. ■ assimilation A term in phonetics to refer to the change of one sound into another at word boundaries in connected speech, under the influence of an adjacent sound.

G. e. ‘rule-violating’ devices. g. Arctic Monkeys; Codeine Velvet Club; and it is a regular feature of children’s nonsense verse and zany riddles: 22 ANTICIPATION; ANTICIPATORY: ~ STRUCTURE, ETC. Q: What is grey and lights up? A: An electric elephant. ■ antanaclasis See paronomasia; pun. ■ anticipation; anticipatory: ~ structure, etc. (1) Anticipation is often used with various nuances in the analysis of narratives. For example, it is a gloss for Gérard Genette’s (1972) term prolepsis, the narration of an event at a point earlier than its strict chronological place (as distinct from analepsis, the narration of an event at a later point).

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