ERIC Number: ED117728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Stylistics and the Teaching of Literature.
Widdowson, H. G.
The primary purpose of this book is to present a discussion of a stylistic analysis approach to the study of literature and a demonstration of its possible relevance to the teaching of literature. Stylistics is defined as the study of literary discourse from a linguistics orientation and is distinguished from literary criticism and linguistics in that it links the two and has no autonomous domain of its own. The topics discussed include: literature as text, literature as discourse, the nature of literary communication, literature as subject and discipline, exercises in literary understanding, and stylistic analysis and literary appreciation. It is concluded that stylistic analysis is valuable because it can help readers relate a piece of literary writing to their own experience of language and consequently extend that experience. (TS)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Higher Education, Language, Linguistics, Literary Criticism, Literature, Teaching Methods
Longman Group Limited, 5 Bentinck St., London, W1M 5RN, England ($5.75 paper)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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