A Dictionary of Stylistics (Longman Linguistics) by Katie Wales

By Katie Wales

Reviews of the 1st edition:

'...a paintings of excessive seriousness...manna from rhetorical heaven for college kids and researchers with loads of demanding graft sooner than them... '(English Today)

'...an remarkable single-author reference work... '(English)

'...Not in simple terms is that this quantity indispensible for someone, scholars or lecturers, operating in any box concerning stylistics, it truly is, like every the simplest dictionaries, an excellent read...' (Le Lingue del Mondo)

Over the previous ten years there were remarkable advances in stylistics. those have given upward thrust to new phrases and to revised considering suggestions and re-definitions of phrases. A Dictionary of Stylistics, second variation comprises over six hundred alphabeticlly indexed entries: totally revised because the first and moment versions, it comprises many new entries.

Drawing fabric from stylistics and a variety of comparable disciplines equivalent to sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics and standard rhetoric, the revised 3rd variation offers a precious reference paintings for college students and lecturers of stylistics, in addition to severe discourse research and literary feedback. while it offers a common photograph of the character, insights and methodologies of stylistics. in addition to explaining terminology sincerely and concisely, this version encompasses a topic index for additional ease of use.

With a number of quotations; reasons for plenty of simple phrases from grammar and rhetoric; and a accomplished bibliography, this can be a specific reference paintings and guide for stylistic and textual research. scholars and academics at secondary and tertiary degrees of English language and literature or English as a international or moment language, and of linguistics, will locate it a useful resource of information.

Katie Wales is Professor of recent English Language, collage of Leeds and Dean of studying and instructing within the school of Arts.

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