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By Katie Wales

ISBN-10: 1408231158

ISBN-13: 9781408231159

Over the last ten years there were notable advances in stylistics. those have given upward push to new phrases and to revised deliberating suggestions and re-definitions of phrases. A Dictionary of Stylistics, second variation comprises over six hundred alphabeticlly indexed entries: absolutely revised because the first and moment variants, it includes many new entries.

Drawing fabric from stylistics and various similar disciplines equivalent to sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics and standard rhetoric, the revised 3rd variation offers a helpful reference paintings for college students and lecturers of stylistics, in addition to severe discourse research and literary feedback. even as it offers a normal photograph of the character, insights and methodologies of stylistics. in addition to explaining terminology in actual fact and concisely, this variation encompasses a topic index for extra ease of use.

With a variety of quotations; factors for plenty of simple phrases from grammar and rhetoric; and a complete bibliography, it is a targeted reference paintings and instruction manual for stylistic and textual research. scholars and academics at secondary and tertiary degrees of English language and literature or English as a international or moment language, and of linguistics, will locate it a useful resource of data.

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Readership and reading public are alternatives, but sound too abstract and impersonal. g. S. Eliot for The Wasteland); they may also have their narrators address a fictional implied reader or audience, as in the opening to Charles Dickens’ Martin Chuzzlewit: As no lady or gentleman, with any claims to polite breeding, can possibly sympathise with the Chuzzlewit family without being first assured of the extreme antiquity of the race . . ) ■ author(ship); authoredness; authority, etc. For the production of literature there must be an author, a text and a reader.

G. tall or regular for ‘small’ versus grande or large for cappuccino in coffee-shops. ) (See also oxymoron. A. ) 26 APOCOPE ■ aphesis In rhetoric a kind of elision or clipping process, in which the initial syllable of a word is omitted. Less common is the term aphaeresis, which the OED at least reserves for special (nonce) loss, rather than gradual loss (aphesis). g. (be)’twixt; (a)’gainst), sometimes marked by an apostrophe in the written text. g. (tele) phone; (aero) plane). g. bus), the fuller form (omnibus) is no longer used as the formal alternative.

Words such as porridge and stir for prison (sentence) have become widely known. g. stylistics). Admittedly it is not always easy to make distinctions. Does the terminology of that ‘élite’ group of ‘hackers’ who break into other people’s computer systems constitute jargon or an argot? ) anti-language as a technical term itself has tended to replace argot in present-day language study, just as argot has tended to replace the earlier term cant. ■ article Article (Lat. articulus ‘joint’) refers to a small class of grammatical items which function solely as modifiers of the noun and which simply, if significantly, 32 ASPECT indicate the definiteness or indefiniteness of the noun.

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