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Language, Discourse and Literature : An Introductory Reader in Discourse Stylistics

TL;DR: This collection shows students of English and applied linguistics ways in which language and literary study can be integrated byDrawing on a wide range of texts by mainly British and American writers, from a variety of different periods, the contributors show how discourse stylistics can provide models for the systematic description of dialogue in fiction.
Abstract: This collection shows students of English and applied linguistics ways in which language and literary study can be integrated. By drawing on a wide range of texts by mainly British and American writers, from a variety of different periods, the contributors show how discourse stylistics can provide models for the systematic description of, for example, dialogue in fiction; language of drama and balladic poetry; speech presentation; the interactive properties of metre; the communicative context of author/reader. Among the texts examined are novels, poetry and drama by major twentieth-century writers such as Joyce, Auden, Pinter and Hopkins, as well as examples from Shakespeare, Donne and Milton. Each chapter has a wide range of exercises for practical analysis, an extensive glossary and a comprehensive bibliography with suggestions for further reading. The book will be particularly useful to undergraduate students of English and applied linguistics and advanced students of modern languages or English as a foreign language.
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TL;DR: Discourse analysis is in vogue as a field of enquiry, particularly in the guise of critical discourse analysis, which employs procedures not essentially different from literary criticism to identif... as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: Discourse analysis is in vogue as a field of enquiry, particularly in the guise of critical discourse analysis, which employs procedures not essentially different from literary criticism to identif...

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01 Jan 2004

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TL;DR: The bridging activities approach is designed to enhance engagement and relevance through the incorporation of students' digital-vernacular expertise, experience, and curiosity, coupled with instructor guidance at the level of semiotic form to explore interactional features, discourse-level grammar, and genre.
Abstract: In this article we propose the pedagogical model bridging activities to address advanced foreign language proficiency in the context of existing and emerging internet communication and information tools and communities. The article begins by establishing the need for language and genre-focused activities at the advanced level that attend to the shifting social practices and emerging literacies associated with digital media. Grounded in principles of language awareness and the concept of multiliteracies, the bridging activities model centers on guided exploration and analysis of student selected or created digital vernacular texts originating in Web 2.0 and other technologies/practices such as instant messaging and synchronous chat, blogs and wikis, remixing, and multiplayer online gaming. Application of the model includes an iterative implementation cycle of observation and collection, guided exploration and analysis, and creation and participation. In sum, the bridging activities approach is designed to enhance engagement and relevance through the incorporation of students' digital-vernacular expertise, experience, and curiosity, coupled with instructor guidance at the level of semiotic form to explore interactional features, discourse-level grammar, and genre. The ultimate goal is to foster critical awareness of the anatomy and functional organization of a wide range of communicative practices relating to both digital and analogue textual conventions.

252 citations


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  • ...…the latter, has engendered an enduring symbolic capital divide separating intellectual labor associated with each of these instructional practices, this despite the sophisticated movement associated with stylistics (Carter & Simpson, 1989; Widdowson, 1992) and linguistic criticism (Fowler, 1986)....

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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

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