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Cognitive grammar in literature

Author: Chloe Harrison; Louise Nuttall; Peter Stockwell; Wenjuan Yuan
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2014] ©2014
Series: Linguistic approaches to literature, v. 17.
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This is the first book to present an account of literary meaning and effects drawing on our best understanding of mind and language in the form of a Cognitive Grammar. The contributors provide exemplary analyses of a range of literature from science fiction, dystopia, absurdism and graphic novels to the poetry of Wordsworth, Hopkins, Sassoon, Balassi, and Dylan Thomas, as well as Shakespeare, Chaucer, Barrett  Read more...
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Cognitive grammar in literature
(DLC) 2013049282
(OCoLC)866766667
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chloe Harrison; Louise Nuttall; Peter Stockwell; Wenjuan Yuan
ISBN: 9789027270566 9027270562
OCLC Number: 875429577
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cognitive Grammar in Literature --
Editorial page --
Title page --
LCC data --
List of contributors --
Acknowledgements --
Foreword --
Introduction --
1. The practice of literary linguistics --
2. Cognitive Grammar: An overview --
2.1 Constructions --
2.2 Construal --
2.3 Specificity --
2.4 Prominence --
2.5 Action chains --
2.6 Dynamicity --
2.7 Perspective --
2.8 Discourse --
3. Literary adaptations from CG --
3.1 Fictive simulation --
3.2 Ambience --
3.3 Point of view and consciousness --
3.4 De- and re-familiarisation --
3.5 Ethics: Responsibility and ascription --
4. The state of the art --
Part I. Narrative fiction --
War, Worlds and cognitive Grammar --
1. The grammatical battleground --
2. The grammar of anticipation --
3. The grammar of action --
4. The grammar of ambience --
5. The grammar of literature --
Construal and comics --
1. Introduction --
2. Fun Home --
a Gothic autobiography --
3. Construal in Cognitive Grammar --
4. Construal in Fun Home --
4.1 Profiling --
4.2 Profiling in Fun Home --
4.3 Viewing arrangements --
4.4 Viewing arrangements in Fun Home --
5. The current discourse space model --
6. Conclusion --
Attentional windowing in David Foster Wallace's 'The Soul Is Not a Smithy' --
1. 'The Soul Is Not a Smithy' --
2. Windows, profiles, splices --
3. The cognitive turn vs. structuralism --
4. Discourse event frames --
5. Micro- and meso-windows --
6. Conceptual splicing --
7. Quantitative/ qualitative specificity --
8. Conclusion --
Resonant Metaphor in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go --
1. Text-driven cognition --
2. Metaphor, cognition and text --
3. 'It seemed like we were holding on to each other because that was the only way to stop us being swept away into the night': Analysing the texture and resonance of simile --
3.1 Cognitive Grammar and modality: Fictionalising the ground. 3.2 Cognitive Grammar and the force dynamics of modal similes: 'seemed like' versus 'was like' --
3.3 The source domain as literary figure: Simile and resonance --
4. Conclusion: More than mapping --
Constructing a text world for The Handmaid's Tale --
1. World construal --
2. Structuring reality --
3. Building text worlds --
4. Reading The Handmaid's Tale --
5. Simulating experience --
Point of view in translation --
1. Preliminaries --
2. POV --
3. POV in Alice in Wonderland --
4. Grammar --
4.1 Reference --
4.2 Processes --
4.3 Epistemic modality --
4.4 Units and constructions --
4.5 Iconicity --
5. The grammar of paratext --
6. Conclusions --
Part II. Studies of poetry --
Profiling the flight of 'The Windhover' --
1. Introduction: Literature and Cognitive Grammar --
2. Profiling Hopkins' 'The Windhover' --
Foregrounding the foregrounded --
Conceptual proximity and the experience of war in siegfried sassoon's 'A working party' --
1. Introduction --
2. 'A working party' and the importance of 1916 --
3. The distribution of -ing forms --
4. The third person pronoun 'he' --
5. Reference point relationships and action chains --
6. Conclusion --
Most and now --
1. The poem --
2. The song-situation --
3. Tense and aspect in Hungarian --
4. Taylor on tense and aspect --
5. Greimas and Courtés on aspectualisation --
6. Conclusion --
Fictive Motion in Wordsworthian nature --
1. Wordsworth and the picturesque --
2. Fictive motion --
3. Fictive motion in Wordsworthian nature --
3.1 Light and shadow travels --
3.2 Mountains rise --
3.3 The hedge-rows run --
4. Discussion: Dynamicity, fictivity and subjectivity in Wordsworthian nature --
The cognitive poetics of If --
1. Introduction --
2. Conditional usage --
3. Definitions --
4. Poetic examples --
5. Discussion --
6. Conclusion --
Representing the represented. Sheena Blackhall: 'Vincent's Bedroom in Arles, Painted 1888' --
Adam Strickson: 'Vincent and I discuss "Bedroom at Arles" (Version 3)' --
David Jibson: 'Vincent' --
Michael Dylan Welch: 'Bedroom in Arles' --
Toshiko Hirata: 'Van Gogh's Bedroom as I See It' (transl. Jeffrey Angles) --
Dónall Dempsey: 'Little Girl Lost in Vincent's Bedroom' --
Nancy Scott: 'Bedroom in Arles' --
Afterword --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Linguistic approaches to literature, v. 17.
Responsibility: edited by Chloe Harrison, Louise Nuttall, Peter Stockwell, Wenjuan Yuan.

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