Critical Stylistics : The Power of English

Description

This original and engaging textbook is concerned with stylistic choices, and the textual analysis which can illuminate the choices that a text producer has made. It combines the strengths of two approaches - critical discourse analysis and stylistics - to uncover the deep-seated ideologies of everyday texts. In so doing, it introduces a comprehensive set of tools which will help readers to explain and analyse the power of written texts. Each chapter focuses on a particular linguistic feature - such as naming and describing, prioritizing, negating, and hypothesizing - gives an overview of its argument and then explains the technical aspects of the feature along with a wealth of examples. This book will be ideal reading for students on a wide range of courses, including stylistics, discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis, English functional grammar and advanced composition.

Details

Author(s)
Lesley Jeffries
Format
Hardback | 216 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 17.78mm | 491g
Publication date
15 Jan 2010
Publisher
Palgrave MacMillan
Publication City/Country
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
1st ed. 2009
Illustrations note
216 p.
ISBN10
0333964489
ISBN13
9780333964484