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Exploring the Language of Drama by Jonathan Culpeper
Book DescriptionExploring the Language of Drama introduces students to the stylistic analysis of drama. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the contributors use techniques of language analysis, particularly from discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics and pragmatics, to explore the language of plays. The contributors demonstrate the validity of analysing the text of a play, as opposed to focusing on performance. Divided into four broad, yet interconnecting groups, the chapters: * open up some of the basic mechanisms of conversation and show how they are used in dramatic dialogue * look at how discourse analysis and pragmatic theories can be used to help us understand characterization in dialogue * consider some of the cognitive patterns underlying dramatic discourse * focus on the notion of speech as action. there is also a chapter on how to analyse an extract from a play and write up an assignment.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415137959
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-May-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jonathan Culpeper
Pragmatics and the English Language, Paperback (August 2014)
While covering typical pragmatics topics, this book presents a new view on pragmatics: integrative pragmatics. It is comprehensive in its coverage, yet incorporates state-of-the-art research. Examples and case studies throughout connect theory with data, and illuminate how pragmatics phenomena and concepts are realised or tempered in English.
Early Modern English Dialogues, Paperback (July 2014)
This book analyses speech-related genres in Early Modern English, providing ideas of what spoken interaction in earlier times might have been like.
Stylistics and Shakespeare's Language, Hardback (June 2011)» View all books by Jonathan Culpeper
Moving across Shakespeare studies, language studies and linguistics, this book develops a coherent analysis of the stylistics of Shakespeare's language. It testifies the interest in Shakespeare's language and style and opens up captivating vistas of investigation. It includes an array of theoretical approaches and findings.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Culpeper
Based at the Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language, Lancaster University, Jonathan Culpeper is Lecturer and Mick Short is Professor of English Language and Literature. Peter Verdonk is Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Amsterdam.
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