The 15 contributions in the present collection can be divided roughly into three groups: (1) Papers directly following up functional stylistics and the theory of language culture, elaborated in the classical period of the Prague Linguistic School. (2) Papers concerning the problems of style in a wider communicative arena. These contributions are closely related to contemporary text linguistics and also deal with problems involving psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics and semiotics. (3) Papers having, at least in some part, a pronounced historiographic character.
This study examines the importance of space for the way contemporary novelists experiment with style and form, offering an account of how British writers from the past three decades have engaged with landscape description as a catalyst for innovation. David James considers the work of more than fifteen major British novelists to offer a wide-ranging and accessible commentary on the relationship between landscape and narrative design, demonstrating an approach to the geography of contemporary fiction enriched by the practice of aesthetic criticism.
Marketing Literature: The Making of Contemporary Writing in Britain
Marketing Literature examines the conditions of, contexts for, and some key instances of, the publishing of contemporary writing in Britain. It considers the changing social, economic and cultural environment of the publishing industry in the 1990s-2000s, and investigates its impact on genre, format, packaging, authorship and reading. This innovative study of recent publishing history includes case studies of novels including Trainspotting, Bridget Jones's Diary, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, The God of Small Things and the His Dark Materials trilogy.
Critics of contemporary culture have argued that critical theory must keep pace with technological change and, in the process, have instituted a theoretical model that restricts consideration of technology's impact on human experience to those dimensions that can be captured in language. In this wide-ranging critical study of poststructuralism's legacy to contemporary cultural studies, Mark Hansen challenges the hegemony of this model, contending that technologies fundamentally alter our sensory experience and drastically affect what it means to live as embodied human agents.
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Culture/Metaculture is a stimulating introduction to the meanings of 'culture' in contemporary Western society. Francis Mulhern's interdisciplinary approach allows him to draw out the fascinating links between key political issues and the changing definitions of culture. The result is an unrivalled introduction to a concept at the heart of contemporary critical thought.
TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science.
Added by: decabristka | Karma: 44428.41 | Coursebooks, KET | 22 November 2014
KET for Schools prepares students for University of ESOL Examinations' KET for Schools exam. It provides essential exam practice, tips and strategies combined with fun, communicative activities, ensuring lessons are varied and engaging - and that students are ready for the exam. With its contemporary design and up-to-date material, Key for Schools Result is the complete preparation pack for the exam.