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First Edition
Six Volume Set
Edited by:
  • Masanori Toyota - Emeritus Professor, Kyoto University and Kansai Gaidai University

October 2018 | 1 872 pages | SAGE India

Stylistics is a branch of applied linguistics which studies style, especially in works of literature. Above all, it has long fascinated academics working at the interface between language and literature, as is attested in the opening chapter of Linguistics and Literary History by Leo Spitzer (1948). 

The present major work is organized into four parts across six volumes. Part 1 deals with the general issues of Theories and Methods from formalist stylistics to corpus stylistics, cognitive stylistics, and creative stylistics. 

Part 2 focuses on the ‘Aspects of Stylistics’, such as foregrounding, transitivity, creativity, thought presentation, ideology, metaphor, collocation, identification and contextualization. 

‘Stylistics of Prose’ is the topic of Part 3, which includes articles on stylistic analysis of prose, British and American fiction and newspapers.

Part 4 is entitled ‘Stylistics of Verse and Drama’. Included in this volume are articles on stylistic analysis of poetry and drama. 

It is hoped that this SAGE Major Work will be a happy addition to the field of language and literature.

Appendix of Sources
Editors’ Introduction
The Development of Stylistics
Leo Spitzer
Linguistics and Literary History
Roger Fowler and F W Bateson
Argument II. Literature and Linguistics
Roger Fowler and F W Bateson
Argument II. (continued) Language and Literature
David Crystal and Derek Davy
Stylistic Analysis
Geoffrey N Leech and Michael H Short
A Method of Analysis and Some Examples
Ronald Carter
Style and Interpretation in Hemingway’s “Cat in the Rain"
Randolph Quirk and Gabriele Stein
Style and Purpose
Mick Short, Elena Semino and Jonathan Culpeper
Using a Corpus for Stylistic Research: Speech and Thought Presentation
David L Hoover
Multivariate Analysis and the Study of Style Variation
Mick Short, Beatrix Busse and Patricia Plummer
The Web-based Language and Style Course
Geoffrey Leech
Style in Fiction Revisited: The Beginnings of Great Expectations
Michael Toolan
Narrative Progression in the Short Story: First Steps in a Corpus Sylistic Approach
The Cognitive Poetics of Literary Resonance Peter Stockwell
Appendix of Sources
Michael Burke
Rhetorical Pedagogy: Teaching Students to Write a Stylistics Paper
Paul Simpson
Just What Is Narrative Urgency
Dan McIntyre
Towards an Integrated Corpus Stylistics
Yoshifumi Saito
From Reading to Writing: Creative Stylistics as a Methodology for Bridging the Gap Between Literary Appreciation and Creative Writing in ELT
Gary G Fogal
Pedagogical Stylistics in Multiple Foreign Language and Second Language Contexts
Sara Whiteley and Patricia Canning
Reader Response Research in Stylistics
Part 2: Various Concepts of Stylistics
J P Thorn
Stylistics and Generative Grammars
Roger Fowler
Meaning and World View
Irma Taaviotsainen
Subjectivity as a Text-Type Marker in Historical Stylistics
Jean-Paul Vinay and Jean Darbelnet
Monika Fludernik
‘Linguistic Signals and Interpretative Strategies: Linguistic Models in Performance with Special Reference to Free Indirect Discourse
Billy Clark
Stylistic Analysis and Relevance Theory
Urszula Clark and Sonia Zyngier
Women Beware Women: Detective Fiction and Critical Discourse Stylistics
Greg Watson
Evidentiality and Affect: A Quantitative Approach
Mona Baker
Towards a Methodology of Investigating the Style of a Literary Translation
Appendix of Sources
Seymour Chatman
Parody and Style
David L Hoover
Altered Texts, Altered Worlds, Altered Styles
Violeta Sotirova
Repetition in Free Indirect Style: A Dialogue of Minds?
Willie van Peer, Jèmeljan Hakemulder and Sonia Zyngier
Lines on Feeling: Foregrounding, Aesthetics and Meaning
Geoffrey Leech
Style in Interior Monologue: Virginia Woolf’s “The Mark on the Wall
Elena Semino
Deixis and Fictional Minds
Sara Whiteley
Text World Theory, Real Readers and Emotional Responses to The Remains of the Day
Emma Moore
The Social Life of Style
Michael C Prusse
Repetition, Difference and Chiasmus in John McGahern’s Narratives
Massimiliano Morini
Towards a Musical Stylistics: Movement in Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’
Peter Stockwell and Michaela Mahlberg
Mind-Modelling with Corpus Stylistics in David Copperfield
Sam Browse
Revisiting Text World Theory and Extended Metaphor: Embedding and Foregrounding Extended Metaphors in the Text Worlds of the 2008 Financial Crash
Julian Barnesand and Jane Helen Johnson
A Comparable Comparison? A Corpus Stylistic Analysis of the Italian Translation of
Soe Marlar Lwin
Narrativity and Creativity in Oral Storytelling: Co-constructing a Story with the Audience
Part 3: Stylistics of Prose
John Russell
James Joyce: Dubliners
Appendix of Sources
Editors’ Introduction
Ronald Carter and Walter Nash
Prose Devices
Andreas H Jucker
Noun Phrase Name Appositions
Masayuki Teranishi
A Stylistic Analysis of Middlemarch: “Polyphony” in the Context of “Pre-Modernism”
Svenja Adolphs and Ronald Carter
Point of View and Semantic Prosodies in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse
Susan Peck MacDonald
Chandler’s American Style
O’Connor’s Fiction
Towards a Stylistic Typology of Narrative Gaps: Knowledge Gapping in Flannery
Paul Sopcak
'Creation from Nothing': A Foregrounding Study of James Joyce’s Drafts for Ulysses
Robin Anne Reid
Mythology and History: A Stylistic Analysis of The Lord of the Rings
Ulysses Violeta Satirova
The Roots of Literary Style: Joyce’s Representation of Consciousness in
Massimiliano Morini
Point of View in First-Person Narratives: A Deictic Analysis of David Copperfied
Michael C Prusse
Repetition, Difference and Chiasmus in John McGahern’s Narratives
Michal Toolan
Is Style in Short Fiction Different from Style in Long Fiction?
Michaela Mahlberg, Kathy Conklin and Marie-Josés Bison
Reading Dickens’s Characters: Employing Psycho-Linguistic Methods to Investigate the Cognitive Reality of Patterns in Text
Eric Rudquist
How Is Mrs Ramsay Thinking?: The Semantic Effects of Consciousness Presentation Categories Within Free Indirect Style
Reiko Ikeo
Connectives ‘But’ and ‘For’ in Viewpoint Shifting in Woolf’s To the Lighthouse
Appendix of Sources
Dan Shen
Dual Textual Dynamics and Dual Readerly Dynamics: Double Narrative Movement in Mansfield’s “Psychology”
Louise Nutall
Attributing Minds to Vampires in Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend
Ernestine Lahey
Remember and Forget in Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons: A Corpus-Informed Account
Jeremy Scott
Midlands Cadences: Narrative Voices in the Work of Alan Sillitoe
Pablo Ruano San Segundo
A Corpus-Stylistic Approach to Dickens’s Use of Speech Verbs: Beyond Mere Reporting
Part 4: Stylistics of Verse and Drama
J McH Sinclair
Taking a Poem to Pieces
Roman Jakobson’s Verbal Analysis of Poetry Paul Werth
Discourse Analysis and the Analysis of Drama Mick Short
Walter Nash
Sound and the Pattern of Poetic Meaning
Ronald Carter
Poetry and Conversation: An Essay in Discourse Analysis
Clara Calvo
Pronouns as Address and Social Negotiation in As You Like It
Margaret H Freeman
Grounded Spaces: Deictic-Self Metaphors in the Poetry of Emily Dickinson
Pilar Somacarrera
Barometer Couple’: Balance and Parallelism in Margaret Atwood’s Power Politics
Jonathan Culpeper
A Cognitive Approach to Characterization: Katherina in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew
Appendix of Sources
Craig Hamilton
A Cognitive Rhetoric of Poetry and Emily Dickinson
Yashayahn Shen
Foregrounding in Poetic Discourse Between Derivation and Cognitive Constraints
Leslie Jeffries
The Role of Style in Reader-Involvement: Deictic Shifting in Contemporary Poems
Gareth Twose
What's in a Clause? Milton's Participial Style Revisited
Lisa Nahajec
Negation and the Creation of Implicit Meaning in Poetry
Katie Wales
The Stylistics of Poetry: Walter de la Mare’s “The Listeners”
Tom Barney
“Public-House Confidence”': The Indispensability of Sound Patterns
Kay Richardson
Multimodality of the Study of Popular Drama
William Kevin Penny
A Tragic Harp: Ritual, Irony and Myth in the War Poetry of Wilfred Owen
Jean Boase-Beier
Translating Celan’s Poetics of Silence
Joanna Gavins
About the Heart, Where it Hurt exactly, and How Often
Kieran O’Halloran
Creating a Film Poem with Stylistic Analysis: A Pedagogical Approach
Sean Murphy
I Will Proclaim Myself What I Am: Corpus Stylistics and the Language of Shakespeare’s Soliloquies
Eva María and Gómez-Jiménez
oride lesgo eckshun’: Spelling Foregrounding in the Experimental Poetry of E. E. Cummings
Shelley Roche-Jacques
“Out of the Forest I Come”: Lyric and Dramatic Tension in The World’s Wife
Juhani Rudanko
Towards Characterizing a Type of Aggravated Impoliteness, with Examples From Timon of Athens
David Castiglione
Difficult Poetry Processing: Reading Times and the Narrative Hypothesis

Professor Toyota’s judicious selection of articles captures the exciting diversity of linguistic approaches which, over the past half-century and more, stylisticians have brought to bear on a wide range of English literary texts and on varieties of literary exceptionality.  For all who are interested in literary stylistics—where it is going and where it has come from—this compilation is an immensely useful survey, generous and informative; it includes some classic articles by well-known academics alongside many harder-to-obtain pieces from emerging new talents. 

Michael Toolan MA, D.Phil, GDL
Professor of English Language, University of Birmingham & Chair of the Poetics and Linguistics Association

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