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Poetics Today (1 June 2014) 35 (1-2): 173–189.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Glicksohn Bar-Ilan University, Department of Criminology Chanita Goodblatt Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics David West, I. A. Richards and the Rise of Cognitive Stylistics. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013. vii 1145 pp. I. A. (Ivor Armstrong...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2002) 23 (4): 633–656.
Published: 01 December 2002
...M. Angeles Martínez This study investigates linguistic differences between two fictional narrative texts—one a revision of the other—by Thomas Pynchon. New syntactic and lexical choices made by Pynchon when rewriting his early short story “Under the Rose” as chapter 3 in the novel V . are analyzed...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2014) 35 (3): 383–397.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska The article focuses on Julian Stryjkowski's best-known novel, Voices in the Darkness , analyzed in the context of this leading Jewish Polish writer's biography and his complicated linguistic and cultural position. A special emphasis is placed on the author's use of the...
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Poetics Today (1 February 2018) 39 (1): 159–181.
Published: 01 February 2018
... preconditions of modern style can be suggestively combined with Mikhail M. Bakhtin’s theory of the inherent multiplicity of novelistic discourse and Richard Walsh’s pragmatic theory of narrative “voice” to produce a core definition of style. Style is (1) a linguistic mode of social relation; (2) one of several...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2019) 40 (1): 81–103.
Published: 01 March 2019
... incompatibility and incongruence. Between two powerful superfluities – of language and of the real – this article situates the poetic text in the space made by a pincer movement. First it discusses linguistic excess – the realization that there is nothing outside text, that reality is always linguistically...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2019) 40 (2): 189–213.
Published: 01 June 2019
... corpus of novels in which various design features (such as layout) and semiotic systems (such as pictures or maps) offer experiences that are not linguistically shaped. They observe that these additional modal and material resources can strengthen or weaken what readers infer from the written words in...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2000) 21 (3): 479–502.
Published: 01 September 2000
... theoretical debate. The debate, in this case, concerns the status of visuality in linguistic texts. This is a happy coincidence, since this is a hotly debated issue in today's humanities. After the linguistic and anthropological turns, we are now in the middle of the visual turn. In an attempt to articulate...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2009) 30 (1): 133–151.
Published: 01 March 2009
... hypothesis that, since totalitarianism was a purely linguistic phenomenon, a linguistic act would be the most efficient means to subvert and finally destroy it. Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2009 Baudrillard, Jean 1988 “Simulations and Simulacra,” in Selected Writings , edited by...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2014) 35 (1-2): 117–171.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Morton Levitt (2006) and Pericles Lewis (2007). One of the most common but seldom tested presuppositions about the alleged “inward turn” is that the linguistic innovations of the modernist period helped portray the mental states of characters in a more advanced manner. This article reviews the debates on...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2017) 38 (4): 635–666.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of language known as comparative grammar. In this regard, scholars have failed to give due consideration to the fact that Proust was related to one of the most celebrated linguists of his time, Michel Bréal. As Proust would have learned from his cousin’s public lectures and published works, there are...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2011) 32 (1): 129–169.
Published: 01 March 2011
... explores the expression of highly emotional experience in private letters, written at the time by professional literary writers and now available in print. Starting from existing linguistic, stylistic, and narrative studies of verbal emotional expression, a selection of representative epistolary texts is...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2014) 35 (3): 211–224.
Published: 01 September 2014
... cumulative, is also evident in recent studies of modern Yiddish literature that pay close attention to linguistic dimensions of Yiddish writing. This is exemplified by the subjects that have engaged scholars of modern Yiddish literature over the past two decades: canon formation, translation theory and...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2001) 22 (2): 435–452.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Simon Lewis This essay argues that Breyten Breytenbach's use of the English language to write his prison memoir True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist (1994[1984]) represented a kind of linguistic treason consistent with Breytenbach's legally defined treason against the apartheid state. While...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2002) 23 (2): 251–289.
Published: 01 June 2002
... ( si ) between disparate objects, the discrepancy between appearance and actuality. Illusion , thus defined, may appear as confusing or uncanny in everyday experience (the doppelgänger, the mirage, the philanderer posing as saint, or linguistic ambiguity); yet this clash between form and content is an...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2002) 23 (4): 611–631.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Glyn White Christine Brooke-Rose's Thru is a strikingly provocative postmodernist text. Instead of examining how Thru deconstructs fiction through the literary and linguistic theory that it includes, this essay looks at how theory—specifically Roman Jakobson's diagram of communication—is altered...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2003) 24 (3): 439–469.
Published: 01 September 2003
... to be examined. In the first half of the article, I present an analysis of everyday metaphorical expressions for Truth and Falsehood in contemporary Russian. Linguistic evidence suggests that these domains are understood via a small set of interrelated conceptual structures. Metaphorical expressions...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2005) 26 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... verbal humor, such as jokes. Here I look into incongruity-resolution theories of humor and certain linguistically based accounts of joking as well as the insights provided by Sperber and Wilson's theory of relevance into the type of pragmatic processing attendant on the appreciation of humor. Jokes...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2011) 32 (3): 403–460.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Mark J. Bruhn Theory of literature, literary criticism and interpretation, literary and cultural history, semiotics of culture, linguistics, rhetoric and communications, cultural anthropology, cognitive studies, translation theory:... the common denominator of all this diversity is the ambition to...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2011) 32 (3): 489–520.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Ellen Spolsky The project of describing how people understand each other’s unspoken motivations, beliefs, commitments, and intentions had been housed in departments of linguistics or philosophy until about twenty-five years ago, when some developmental cognitive scientists intervened with different...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2005) 26 (4): 613–636.
Published: 01 December 2005
... way both to accept the gap in Kantian epistemology and, at least partially—through language understood as inner speech—to overcome the gap. Reacting to later appropriations of von Humboldt, Russian linguists and such literary theorists as Victor Shklovsky, Roman Jakobson, Sergej Karcevskij, and...