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Cognitive poetics is a new way of thinking about literature, involving the application of cognitive linguistics and psychology to literary texts. This book is the first introductory text to this growing field. In Cognitive Poetics: An Introduction, the reader is encouraged to re-evaluate the categories used to understand literary reading and analysis. Covering a wide range of literary genres and historical periods, the book encompasses both American and European approaches. Each chapter explores a different cognitive-poetic framework and relates it to a literary text. Including a range of activities, discussion points, suggestions for further reading and a glossarial index, the book is both interactive and highly accessible. Cognitive Poetics: An Introduction is essential reading for students on stylistics and literary-linguistic courses, and will be of interest to all those involved in literary studies, critical theory and linguistics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415258951
ISBN-10: 0415258952
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Stockwell

Peter Stockwell is Senior Lecturer at the University of Nottingham. His publications include Sociolinguistics: A resource book for students, Contextualised Stylistics: An introduction to the nature and functions of language (with Howard Jackson) and the Poetics of Science Fiction.

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