Critical Stylistics : The Power of English, Paperback / softback Book

Critical Stylistics : The Power of English Paperback / softback

Part of the Perspectives on the English Language series


This original and engaging textbook is concerned with stylistic choices, and the textual analysis which can illuminate the choices that a text producer has made.

It combines the strengths of two approaches - critical discourse analysis and stylistics - to uncover the deep-seated ideologies of everyday texts.

In so doing, it introduces a comprehensive set of tools which will help readers to explain and analyse the power of written texts.

Each chapter focuses on a particular linguistic feature - such as naming and describing, prioritizing, negating, and hypothesizing - gives an overview of its argument and then explains the technical aspects of the feature along with a wealth of examples. This book will be ideal reading for students on a wide range of courses, including stylistics, discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis, English functional grammar and advanced composition.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 216 pages, 216 p.
  • Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
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  • Category: linguistics
  • ISBN: 9780333964491

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