Stylistics and Social Cognition
Rodopi, 2007 - 277 pages
This volume of articles comprises papers from the 25th annual conference of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA), which was held at the University of Huddersfield, England, in July 2005. The theme of the conference was 'Stylistics and Social Cognition', and as usual at a PALA conference, this theme was interpreted very widely by the participants, as the reader of this book will no doubt conclude.
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.
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The Role of Metaphors in the Construction of a New Text World
The Ideological Function of Conventional and Created Oppositions in the Construction of Ingroups and Outgroups in News
Uncovering Archetypal Narrative in Real Home Magazine Features
Social Value and Expressive Potential
Males and Females Doing Gender in Personal Narratives about Trouble
Embedded Meaning of Free Verse Types With an Example from the Introduction of T S Eliots AshWednesday in Swedish
Poetic Deviation and CrossCultural Cognition
The Unspoken in Contemporary American Love Poetry
Characteristics of Bestsellers
Lexical Bundles as Indicators of Linguistic Choices and Sociocultural Traces1
Naughty or Nice? Empirical Studies of Literature in the Classroom
Pamela and the Gendered Construction of Narrative Voice in the EighteenthCentury British Novel
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