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Mastering the Language of Literature

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 208
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Macmillan Master Series

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07 February 2004

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Mastering the Language of Literature provides students of English Literature with a clear guide to the linguistic analysis of literary texts. Drawing on modern linguistics and traditional approaches, it shows how the study...

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Mastering the Language of Literature provides students of English Literature with a clear guide to the linguistic analysis of literary texts. Drawing on modern linguistics and traditional approaches, it shows how the study of language provides valuable tools for literary criticism. Important linguistic concepts are explained, and there are sections on Phonology, Lexis and Syntax, supported by examples from a wide range of texts. The book complements and extends the traditional close reading approach of Practical Criticism, and introduces students to an exciting and fast-growing area of advanced literary studies.

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Takes a stepbystep approach to the topic, and integrates literary criticism and linguistic study at every point
Designed as a textbook/course book, with questions, exercises and numerous examples drawn from a wide range of texts
Assumes no prior knowledge of the subject
Will improve readers' confidence in dealing with medieval and early modern texts

INTRODUCTION
MUSIC AND MEANING
Patterns of Sound 1: Stress and Rhythm 
Patters of Sound 2: Repeated Sounds
Types of Sound: Phonetics.- Variations in Sound
Sound: Commentaries
Sound: Suggestions for Further Reading
GRAMMAR
Words
Phrases
Clauses
Sentences: Types of Sentence
The Period
Cohesion: Joining Sentences.- Coherence
Grammar: Commentaries
Grammar: Suggestions for Further Reading
LEXIS
Word Stock
Word Origin: Etymology
Word Types: Neologism and Archaism
Word Meaning
Words and Tropes: Transference of Meaning
Words in Relation
Lexis: Commentaries
Lexis: Suggestions for Further Reading.- CONCLUSION
Exercise: Marvell Poem
Language and Literature: Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
Bibliography of Primary Texts
Index.

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MALCOLM HEBRON teaches English Literature at Winchester College. He has published a study of medieval romance, The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance (Oxford, 1997) and writes articles on language and literature for various academic and educational periodicals. His research interests include English language study applied to literary criticism and Medieval literature.

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MALCOLM HEBRON teaches English Literature at Winchester College. He has published a study of medieval romance, The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance (Oxford, 1997) and writes articles on language and literature for various academic and educational periodicals. His research interests include English language study applied to literary criticism and Medieval literature.

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