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A Dictionary of Stylistics (Longman Linguistics) by Katie Wales

By Katie Wales

Reviews of the 1st edition:

'...a paintings of excessive seriousness...manna from rhetorical heaven for college kids and researchers with loads of demanding graft prior to them... '(English Today)

'...an notable single-author reference work... '(English)

'...Not purely is that this quantity indispensible for somebody, scholars or teachers, operating in any box concerning stylistics, it's, like several the easiest dictionaries, a great read...' (Le Lingue del Mondo)

Over the prior ten years there were outstanding advances in stylistics. those have given upward thrust to new phrases and to revised taking into account techniques and re-definitions of phrases. A Dictionary of Stylistics, second variation includes over six hundred alphabeticlly indexed entries: absolutely revised because the first and moment variations, it includes many new entries.

Drawing fabric from stylistics and various comparable disciplines akin to sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics and conventional rhetoric, the revised 3rd variation presents a important reference paintings for college kids and academics of stylistics, in addition to serious discourse research and literary feedback. even as it presents a normal photo of the character, insights and methodologies of stylistics. in addition to explaining terminology in actual fact and concisely, this version includes a topic index for extra ease of use.

With various quotations; motives for plenty of simple phrases from grammar and rhetoric; and a complete bibliography, this can be a specified reference paintings and instruction manual for stylistic and textual research. scholars and lecturers at secondary and tertiary degrees of English language and literature or English as a overseas or moment language, and of linguistics, will locate it a useful resource of information.

Katie Wales is Professor of recent English Language, collage of Leeds and Dean of studying and educating within the college of Arts.

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