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Cognitive Grammar in Contemporary Fiction (Hardcover) (Chloe Harrison)

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This book proposes an extension of Cognitive Grammar (Langacker 1987, 1991, 2008) towards a cognitive discourse grammar, through the unique environment that literary stylistic application offers. Drawing upon contemporary research in cognitive stylistics (Text World Theory, deixis and mind-modelling, amongst others), the volume scales up central Cognitive Grammar concepts (such as construal, grounding, the reference point model and action chains) in order to explore the attenuation of experience – and how it is simulated – in literary reading. In particular, it considers a range of contemporary texts by Neil Gaiman, Jennifer Egan, Jonathan Safran Foer, Ian McEwan and Paul Auster. This application builds upon previous work that adopts Cognitive Grammar for literary analysis and provides the first extended account of Cognitive Grammar in contemporary fiction.
Number of Pages: 164.0
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Linguistic Approaches to Literature
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Benjamins Pub Co
Author: Chloe Harrison
Language: English
Street Date: May 24, 2017
TCIN: 52535781
UPC: 9789027234155
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-4885

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