Routledge | 1995-12-22 | ISBN: 0415113814 | 199 pages | PDF | 1,2 MB
Using a wide range of twentieth-century literary prose, Laura Wright and Jonathan Hope provide an interactive introduction to the techniques of stylistic analysis. Divided up into five sections–the noun phrase, the verb phrase, the clause, text structure and vocabulary–the book also provides an introduction to the basics of descriptive grammar for beginning students. Presuming no prior linguistic knowledge, Stylistics provides a comprehensive glossary of terms. Designed to be used in a variety of classrooms, it introduces students to an enormous range of 20th century literature. This book does not seek to present an account of stylistics as a discipline; rather, it provides over forty opportunities for hands-on stylistic analysis. For each linguistic feature under discussion, the reader is offered a definition, a text for analysis, exercises and tasks, in addition to a suggested solution.