[Corpora-List] New Benjamins Title: Louw & Milojkovic - Corpus Stylistics as Contextual Prosodic Theory and Subtext

Karin Plijnaar karin.plijnaar at benjamins.nl
Fri Jun 10 14:32:45 CEST 2016

New publication John Benjamins Publishing Company:

Corpus Stylistics as Contextual Prosodic Theory and Subtext By Bill Louw and Marija Milojkovic

Linguistic Approaches to Literature Vol. 23 2016. xix, 419 pp.

URL: benjamins.com/catalog/lal.23

Hardbound: 978 90 272 3412 4 EUR 99.00 / USD 149.00 e-Book: 978 90 272 6735 1 EUR 99.00 / USD 149.00

The volume presents Louw's Contextual Prosodic Theory from its beginnings to its newest applications. It journeys from delexicalisation and relexicalisation into Semantic Prosody and then to the heart of its contextual requirements within collocation and the thinking of J.R. Firth. Once there, it moves much of Firth’s and Malinowski’s thinking into a computational method based upon the ability of language to govern and analyse itself using collocation to plot its scope and limits. With the assistance of analytic philosophy, it parts logic (grammar) from metaphysics (vocabulary) along the lines of a non-computational formula of Bertrand Russell, and so falsifies the major premise of the Vienna Circle using its own central tenet: the Principle of Verification. Having arrived at corpus-derived subtext (the semantic aura of grammar strings, as distinguished from Semantic Prosody), the second half of the book proceeds to verify the theory on Slavic languages. The focus is on the poet Alexander Pushkin, whose authorial intention becomes computationally recoverable. Prose is handled on samples authored by David Lodge, where authorial (in)sincerity (Louw 1993) is viewed on a cline of inspiration and quality of discourse. Other applications in the volume include studies on translation, negotiation, humour, and the reception of CPT.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi – xii Foreword xiii – xx Part I. Theoretical considerations from the beginnings to the present day Chapter 1. Delexicalisation, relexicalisation and classroom application 1 – 34 Chapter 2. Collocation, interpretation, and context of situation 35 – 74 Chapter 3. Semantic prosodies, irony, insincerity and literary analysis 75 – 110 Chapter 4. Data-Assisted Negotiating 111 – 130 Chapter 5. The analysis and creation of humour 131 – 154 Chapter 6. Events in the context of culture, language events, subtext 155 – 192 Part II. New applications Chapter 7. Alexander Pushkin and authorial intention 195 – 240 Chapter 8. Translating Pushkin: A case in point 241 – 272 Chapter 9. Inspiration and Authorial (In)sincerity 273 – 310 Chapter 10. Two case studies of inspired writing 311 – 336 Chapter 11. Contextual Prosodic Theory in the stylistics classroom 337 – 358 Chapter 12. Student-centred stylistics: Does subtext read text? 359 – 388 References 389 – 398 Appendix 399 – 414 Index 415 – 420

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