ERIC Number: ED284414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Language of Literary Texts.
A stylistic approach to the teaching of English literature is required--one that focuses on the use of specific language styles instead of the traditional singular focus on theme. The only justification for studying English literature in its original language (i.e., English) is because the language used by the writer is a crucial element in the literary creation. Analysis of the use of linguistic repetitions (use of proper nouns instead of pronouns, the same verb tense, the same noun phrases) in English literature shows how certain themes and styles are created and carried throughout literary works. The teaching of English literature must focus on the linguistic style of the writing as well as on the theme. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Martina France Conference (Italy, 1983).