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Cognitive Poetics: An Introduction

05 Dec 2019-
TL;DR: The second edition of Cognitive Poetics as discussed by the authors offers a rigorous and principled approach to literary reading and analysis, including new explanations of literary meaning, the power of reading, literary force, and emotion.
Abstract: A pioneering text in its first edition, this revised publication of Cognitive Poetics offers a rigorous and principled approach to literary reading and analysis. The second edition of this seminal text features: • updated theory, frameworks, and examples throughout, including new explanations of literary meaning, the power of reading, literary force, and emotion; • extended examples of literary texts from Old English to contemporary literature, covering genres including religious, realist, romantic, science fictional, and surrealist texts, and encompassing poetry, prose, and drama; • new chapters on the mind-modelling of character, the building of text-worlds, the feeling of immersion and ambience, and the resonant power of emotion in literature; • fully updated and accessible accounts of Cognitive Grammar, deictic shifts, prototypicality, conceptual framing, and metaphor in literary reading. Encouraging the reader to adopt a fresh approach to understanding literature and literary analyses, each chapter introduces a different framework within cognitive poetics and relates it to a literary text. Accessibly written and reader-focused, the book invites further explorations either individually or within a classroom setting. This thoroughly revised edition of Cognitive Poetics includes an expanded further reading section and updated explorations and discussion points, making it essential reading for students on literary theory and stylistics courses, as well as a fundamental tool for those studying critical theory, linguistics, and literary studies.
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01 Sep 2005
TL;DR: This chapter discusses literature as Discourse, the role of language in education, and research in Literature in Language Education.
Abstract: Acknowledgements Introduction: Literature as Discourse PART 1: LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND EDUCATION Literary Language and Ordinary Language Literature in the Curriculum: Culture and Contexts Reading Literature PART 2: EXPLORING RESEARCH IN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND EDUCATION: KEY STUDIES Introduction Language in Literature Educational Perspectives Readers Reading Literature PART 3: RESEARCHING LITERATURE IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION (LLE) Introduction Researching LLE: Focus on Methodologies Example Studies Carrying Out Your Own Research Project in LLE PART 4: RESOURCES Journals Websites Professional Organizations Other resources Glossary References Index

224 citations

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TL;DR: Methods and models for investigating the neuronal and cognitive-affective bases of literary reading together with pertinent results from studies on poetics, text processing, emotion, or neuroaesthetics are discussed and outline current challenges and future perspectives.
Abstract: A long tradition of research including classical rhetoric, aesthetics and poetics theory, formalism and structuralism, as well as current perspectives in (neuro)cognitive poetics has investigated structural and functional aspects of literature reception. Despite a wealth of literature published in specialised journals like Poetics, however, still little is known about how the brain processes and creates literary and poetic texts. Still, such stimulus material might be suited better than other genres for demonstrating the complexities with which our brain constructs the world in and around us, because it unifies thought and language, music and imagery in a clear, manageable way, most often with play, pleasure, and emotion (Schrott & Jacobs, 2011). In this paper, I discuss methods and models for investigating the neuronal and cognitive-affective bases of literary reading together with pertinent results from studies on poetics, text processing, emotion, or neuroaesthetics, and outline current challenges and future perspectives.

202 citations

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TL;DR: Clark discovers more about a new online auction site that is designed to save airports money as mentioned in this paper, which is a new auction site designed specifically for air travel, and he uses it to save airport money.
Abstract: Subtitle: Oliver Clark discovers more about a new online auction site that is designed to save airports money.

186 citations

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10 Jun 2014
TL;DR: In this paper, a study of young readers' cognitive and emotional engagement with fiction is presented, which explores how fiction stimulates perception, attention, imagination and other cognitive activity, and opens radically new ways of thinking about literature for young readers.
Abstract: How does reading fiction affect young people? How can they transfer fictional experience into real life? Why do they care about fictional characters? How does fiction enhance young people's sense of self-hood? Supported by cognitive psychology and brain research, this ground-breaking book is the first study of young readers' cognitive and emotional engagement with fiction. It explores how fiction stimulates perception, attention, imagination and other cognitive activity, and opens radically new ways of thinking about literature for young readers. Examining a wide range of texts for a young audience, from picturebooks to young adult novels, the combination of cognitive criticism and children’s literature theory also offers significant insights for literary studies beyond the scope of children’s fiction. An important milestone in cognitive criticism, the book provides convincing evidence that reading fiction is indispensable for young people’s intellectual, emotional and social maturation.

93 citations

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TL;DR: The authors explored the current landscape of literary geography against the backdrop of a broadened interest in geography's textual traditions and proposed three areas where there is opportunity for a literary geography to reassert itself and contribute forcefully to geographical debates.
Abstract: This article explores the current landscape of literary geography against the backdrop of a broadened interest in geography’s textual traditions. It suggests that after a period of relative health in the mid- to late twentieth century literary geography has been seemingly lost within wider debates over textual knowledges and practices as they pattern out within the discipline’s scientific history. Drawing on work from literary studies and geography, it goes on to propose three areas where there is opportunity for a literary geography to reassert itself and contribute forcefully to geographical debates.

88 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a pengetahuan kognitif adalah tergolong bidang baru ying mengkaji pikiran atau nalar ying memperoleh pen getahuan dari bidang-bidang ilmu seperti psikologi, linguistik, antropologi and filsafat, and juga ilmu komputer.
Abstract: Pengetahuan kognitif adalah tergolong bidang baru yang mengkaji pikiran atau nalar yang memperoleh pengetahuan dari bidang-bidang ilmu seperti psikologi, linguistik, antropologi, filsafat, dan juga ilmu komputer.nBuku ini berusaha menerangkan bagaimana pengetahuan kognitif kita terbentuk, dalam pengertian bagaimana menyusun kategori-kategori persepsi kita terhadap satu benda misalnya. Dalam hal ini, George Lakoff mencoba mengklasifikasi cara-cara kita dalam membentuk persepsi-persepsi ini. Di samping itu, buku ini juga memberikan contoh kasus bahwa dalam bahasa sehari-hari, kategori-kategori tadi juga terefleksikan. Misalnya, bahasa sehari-hari kita sering menyatakan nafsu birahi kita sebagai sebuah bentuk perang, bentuk permainan atau game, bentuk rasa lapar, dll. Buku ini merupakan sebuah diagnosa pemikiran manusia pada umumnya.

5,097 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors explored the hypothesis that the members of categories which are considered most prototypical are those with most attributes in common with other members of the category and least attributes with other categories and found that family resemblance offers an alternative to criterial features in defining categories.

5,002 citations

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01 Dec 1985-Language
TL;DR: Johnson-Laird as discussed by the authors argues that we apprehend the world by building inner mental replicas of the relations among objects and events that concern us, and provides both a blueprint for building such a model and numerous important illustrations of how to do it.
Abstract: Mental Models offers nothing less than a unified theory of the major properties of mind: comprehension, inference, and consciousness. In spirited and graceful prose, Johnson-Laird argues that we apprehend the world by building inner mental replicas of the relations among objects and events that concern us. The mind is essentially a model-building device that can itself be modeled on a digital computer. This book provides both a blueprint for building such a model and numerous important illustrations of how to do it. In several key areas of cognition, Johnson-Laird shows how an explanation based on mental modeling is clearly superior to previous theory. For example, he argues compellingly that deductive reasoning does not take place by tacitly applying the rules of logic, but by mentally manipulating models of the states of affairs from which inferences are drawn. Similarly, linguistic comprehension is best understood not as a matter of applying inference rules to propositions derived from sentences, but rather as the mind's effort to construct and update a model of the situation described by a text or a discourse. Most provocative, perhaps, is Johnson-Laird's theory of consciousness: the mind's necessarily incomplete model of itself allows only a partial control over the many unconscious and parallel processes of cognition. This an extraordinarily rich book, providing a coherent account of much recent experimental work in cognitive psychology, along with lucid explanations of relevant theory in linguistics, computer science, and philosophy Not since Miller, Galanter, and Pribram's classic Plans and the Structure of Behavior has a book in cognitive science combined such sweep, style, and good sense. Like its distinguished predecessor, Mental Models may well serve to fix a point of view for a generation. (http://books.google.fr/books?id=FS3zSKAfLGMC&printsec=frontcover&hl=fr#v=onepage&q&f=false)

3,556 citations