Edited by Wim van Mierlo
The essays in this collection explore many questions, about methodology and theory, arising from this widening scope of textual scholarship. The range of texts discussed, from Sanskrit epic via Medieval Latin commentary through English and Scottish Ballads to the plays of Samuel Beckett and the stories of Guimarães Rosa, testifies to the vigour of the discipline. The range of texts is matched by a range of approach: from theoretical discussion of how text ‘happens’, to analysis of issues of book design and censorship, the connections between literary and textual studies, exploration of the links between reception and commodification in George Eliot, and between information theory and paratext. Through this diversity of subject and approach, a common theme emerges: the need to look further for common ground from which to continue the debate from a comparative perspective.
Tania Shepherd, Sonia Zyngier and Vander Viana
This study focuses on the frequency and nature of the lexical choices in two corpora made up of 195 creative writing texts produced by Brazilian public school pupils, living in two markedly different places: a violent inner-city area, and a semi-rural setting near a small market town. To this end, the research adopts a frequency and distribution approach for the extraction and comparison of sequences of words in each of the corpora.
Initially, the discussion focuses on the methodological difficulties encountered when dealing with texts produced by language users with orthographic and punctuation problems. Subsequently, the concept of ‘lexical bundles’ is applied to the data in question, i.e., the most frequent sequences of words are extracted, and classified according to Biber, Conrad & Cortes’ (2004) framework. Finally, results are presented which highlight the large number of lexical patterns in the texts from the semi-rural group, in contrast with a large degree of lexical variability in the texts written by the inner-city pupils. It is suggested that these differences may be attributed to the sociological profile of each individual group.
Edited by Lesley Jeffries, Dan McIntyre and Derek Bousfield
At the heart of this volume, there is something of a reaction against the cognitive developments in stylistics, which might be seen as being in danger of privileging the individual interpretation of literature over something more social. The concern is to consider whether there is a more collective approach that could be taken to the meaning of text, and whether recent insights from cognitive stylistics could work with this idea of collectivity to define something we might call ‘commonality’ of meaning in texts.
Stylistics and Social Cognition will be of interest to those working in stylistics and other text-analytic fields such as critical discourse analysis and those concerned with notions of interpretation, collective meaning and human communication.
Edited by Karl Simms
A Twenty-First-Century Perspective
Edited by Viorica Patea
This volume will prove of interest to scholars and graduate students working in the fields of the short story and of literature in general. In addition, the readability and analytical transparence of these essays make them accessible to a more general readership interested in fiction.
Edited by Francesca Bianchi and Sara Gesuato
of a world view in which animals are primarily seen as potential economic resources (economic discourse), or alternatively as possible sources of conflicts (management discourse). 1 Inspired by Stibbe 2012 and drawing on ecolinguistics, corpus linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis, this
., discusses the issues of bilingualism and associated language policy in Belarus, as well as matters of cross-cultural communication and discourse analysis. Соловьевские чтения —2014: Материалы 1- й Международной научной конференции , Минск , 29–30 мая 2014 г ., ed. A.M. Gorlatov et al., Minsk
Victoria Ríos Castaño
incorporated by chroniclers, and their republication in the 18th century. She also explains the textual rescue of the Códice de Viena , of José Luis Martínez’s Documentos cortesianos , and of other documents related to Cortés. In the second section, she applies a discourse analysis of Cortés’s letters by