Stylistics: Prospect & Retrospect. (PALA Papers) by David L. Hoover, Sharon Lattig

By David L. Hoover, Sharon Lattig

Stylistics: Prospect & Retrospect appears to be like backward towards vintage and foundational ways and texts that helped to set up the sector of stylistics. It additionally appears to be like ahead by way of reading contemporary recommendations that appear more likely to modify the ways that type is studied within the future years. The essays provided right here, written by means of an array of specialists from 9 nations on 4 continents, hire quite a lot of techniques to works that variety from romantic poetry to modern fiction and from conventional folktales and nursery rhymes to modern movie. the range of authors, techniques, and works came upon the following testifies to the energy of the sphere of stylistics, and those essays should still attract all these attracted to the character of fashion and within the historical past and way forward for stylistics.

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L’œuvre littéraire n’est-elle pas la conquête d’une autre langue, mieux défendue contre nos entreprises, plus secrète et qu’il nous faut, mot à mot, extraire de la bouillie langagière que produisent le premier jet, le naturel, la confiance naïve faite à un instrument si familier? (Nourissier 2000: 211) [Yet, does one ever write in one’s own language? ) Wer fremde Sprachen nicht kennt, weiβ nichts von seiner eigenen. ] 24 Anne Birien For both Stéphane Mallarmé and Ezra Pound, the foreign – whether it remains visible, intrusive even, on the surface of the text, or is buried deep within the folds of the poem – soon becomes a privileged source for ‘the new’.

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8 Although Zwaan (1993) suggests that the effects described above are caused by expectations generally associated with the genre of literature, Miall & Kuiken (1998) were able to show that it is the textual foregrounding itself that causes the observed effects. Hence we must replicate our studies – to expose our theories to further and even more risk-entailing tests, but also because in that process we generate new insights. 8 Willie van Peer, Sonia Zyngier, and Jèmeljan Hakemulder The value of separating text features from reader effects, of testing our theories, of statistically analysing the data, and of replicating studies is demonstrated by Martindale (1990), who takes up Shklovsky’s notion of novelty, showing its validity in an impressive number of empirical studies.

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