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The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics


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Stylistics: From classical rhetoric to cognitive neuroscience Michael Burke PART 1 Historical perspectives in stylistics 1. Rhetoric and poetics: The classical heritage of stylistics Michael Burke 2. Formalist stylistics Michael Burke and Kristy Evers 3. Functionalist stylistics Patricia Canning 4. Reader response criticism and stylistics Jennifer Riddle Harding PART II Core issues in stylistics 5. The linguistic levels of foregrounding in stylistics Christiana Gregoriou 6. (New) historical stylistics Beatrix Busse 7. Stylistics, speech acts and im/politeness theory Derek Bousfield 8. Stylistics, conversation analysis and the cooperative principle Marina Lambrou 9. Stylistics and relevance theory Billy Clark 10. Stylistics, point of view and modality Clara Neary 11. Stylistics and narratology Dan Shen 12. Metaphor and stylistics Szilvia Csabi 13. Speech and thought presentation in stylistics Joe Bray PART III Contemporary topics in stylistics 14. Pedagogical stylistics Geoff Hall 15. Stylistics, drama and performance Andrea Macrae 16. Schema theory in stylistics Catherine Emmott, Marc Alexander, and Agnes Marszalek 17. Stylistics and text world theory Ernestine Lahey 18. Stylistics and blending Barbara Dancygier 19. Cognitive poetics Margaret H. Freeman 20. Quantitative methodological approaches to stylistics Olivia Fialho and Sonia Zyngier 21. Feminist stylistics Rocio Montoro 22. Literary pragmatics and stylistics Chantelle Warner 23. Corpus stylistics Michaela Mahlberg 24. Stylistics and translation Jean Boase-Beier 25. Critical stylistics Lesley Jeffries PART IV Emerging and future trends in stylistics 26. Creative writing and stylistics Jeremy Scott 27. Stylistics and real readers David Peplow and Ronald Carter 28. Stylistics and film Michael Toolan 29. Multimodality and stylistics Nina Norgaard 30. Stylistics and comics Charles Forceville, Elisabeth El Refaie, and Gert Meesters 31. Stylistics and hypertext fiction Paola Trimarco 32. Stylistics, emotion and neuroscience Patrick Colm Hogan Index

About the Author

Michael Burke is Professor of Rhetoric at University College Roosevelt (Utrecht University). His books include Literary Reading Cognition and Emotion (2011) and Pedagogical Stylistics (eds. Burke et al, 2012). He is a former Chair of the International Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA).


"The updating of knowledge is paramount to every discipline and The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics is a book of this kind. Its content indicates that stylistics is a continuous and flourishing area of academic study."- Shisheng Liu, President of the China Society of Stylistics

"Because of its wide and in-depth presentation, I feel sure that this handbook will be warmly welcomed by both students and teachers working in the flourishing field of stylistics." - Peter Verdonk, Emeritus Professor of Stylistics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

"This is an indispensable beginner's guide to stylistics, packed full of practical advice and demonstrating the breadth of the discipline in its coverage of everything from the origin of stylistics in classical rhetoric to current advances in cognitive neuroscience." - Dan McIntyre, University of Huddersfield, UK

"The volume would also come in handy for more advanced students working on student projects in stylistics, discourse analysis, or literary criticism, and such readers would be likely to find inspiration for theoretical and methodological frameworks for their projects. With this in mind, it is recommended that university libraries acquire a least one copy of this volume." - Kim Ebensgaard Jensen, The LINGUIST List

"...The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics is an important, interesting and very useful volume. Its readability, comprehensiveness and practical orientation make it eminently usable. I would strongly recommend any library to acquire a copy as soon as possible." - Simone Bacchini, Reference Specialist, The British Library, London, UK, in Reference Reviews

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