Cognitive Grammar in Literature

Chloe Harrison (Editor), Louise Nuttall (Editor), Peter Stockwell (Editor), Wenjuan Yuan (Editor)

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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 omas, as well as Shakespeare, Chaucer, Barrett Browning, Whitman, Owen and others. e application of Cognitive Grammar allows the discussion of meaning, translation, ambience, action, reflection, multimodality, empathy, experience and literariness itself to be conducted in newly valid ways. With a Foreword by the creator of Cognitive Grammar, Ronald Langacker, and an Aerword by the cognitive scientist Todd Oakley, the book represents the latest advance in literary linguistics, cognitive poetics and literary critical practice
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9789027270566
ISBN (Print)9789027234049
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCognitive Grammar in Literature
ISSN (Print)1569-3112


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