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Linguistics and Literature is the first book to offer an overview of how linguistic theory can be applied to the oral and written literatures of the world.

Introducing basic concepts in linguistics as it proceeds, the book begins with an account of the types of metrical verse and the phonological bases of metrics. Examples of metrical verse are illustrated from a selection of European, African, and Asian traditions, both familiar and unfamiliar; there is also some discussion of the setting of song texts to music. It then considers the exploitation of linguistic structure as found in many traditions, from ancient Semitic literatures to contemporary Austronesian and Mayan verbal arts. Narratology is presented from the perspective of linguistics, with complete narratives in the original languages with translations from a variety of traditions. The book concludes by looking at the linguistic aspects of the performance of literature, and the ways in which literature exploits the communicative function of language, in irony and metaphor.

The book is illustrated with examples from around a hundred different literary traditions, quoting texts in the original languages, fully translated and explained. Exercises are provided which enable readers to put theoretical issues discussed in the chapters to practical analysis of texts; texts for discussion range from major works of English literature to previously unpublished oral texts from rarely discussed traditions.

Synopsis:

Linguistics and Literature is the first book to offer an overview of how linguistic theory can be applied to the oral and written literatures of the world

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-291) and indexes.

About the Author

Nigel Fabb is Senior Lecturer in the Programme in Literary Linguistics at the University of Strathclyde. He is the author of several books on linguistics and literature, including Sentence Structure, How to Write Essays, Dissertations and Theses in Literary Studies, Ways of Reading, Literary Studies in Action, and The Linguistics of Writing.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

A Note on Texts.

1. Literary Linguistics and Verbal Art.

2. Meter and Linguistic Theory.

3. Kinds of Meter.

4. Issues in Metrical Theory: Metrical Constituents, and Music and Meter.

5. Para-metrical Rules: Word-boundary Rules and Sound-patterning Rules.

6. Parallelism.

7. Narrative: The Storyline.

8. Narrative Episodes.

9. Performance.

10. Communication.

11. Literary Linguistics: Summary and Prospects.

References.

Index of Languages.

General Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631192435
Author:
Fabb, Nigel
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Author:
Fabb
Location:
Cambridge MA :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Language
Subject:
Foreign
Subject:
Philology
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Language & Literature
Copyright:
Series:
Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics
Series Volume:
96-26312
Publication Date:
November 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
9.70x6.80x.93 in. 1.43 lbs.

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