Discourse stylistics and detective fiction: A case study

Urszula Clark*

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    Pedagogical stylistics concerns itself with the practice of teaching stylistics in the classroom. The principal aim of such teaching is to make students aware of language use in the texts chosen for study. What characterizes pedagogical stylistics is that classroom activities are interactive between the text and the (student) reader, with both the texts and the activities usually chosen by the teacher (see Clark 1996; Clark and Zyngier 2003; Clark and McRae 2004; Simpson 2004). Part of this self-same process of improving students’ linguistic sensibilities has to include placing greater emphasis upon the text as action: the mental processing which is such a proactive part of reading and interpretation, and how all these elements – pragmatic and cognitive as well as linguistic – function within quite specific social and cultural contexts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLiterature and Stylistics for Language Learners: Theory and Practice
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9780230624856
    ISBN (Print)9781403987990
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2006

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    © Urszula Clark 2007


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