Cognitive Grammar in Literature

Chloe Harrison (Editor), L. Nuttall (Editor), P. Stockwell (Editor), W. Yuan (Editor)

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    This is the first book to present an account of literary meaning and effects drawing on our best understanding of mind and language in the form of a Cognitive Grammar. The contributors provide exemplary analyses of a range of literature from science fiction, dystopia, absurdism and graphic novels to the poetry of Wordsworth, Hopkins, Sassoon, Balassi, and Dylan Thomas, as well as Shakespeare, Chaucer, Barrett Browning, Whitman, Owen and others. The application of Cognitive Grammar allows the discussion of meaning, translation, ambience, action, reflection, multimodality, empathy, experience and literariness itself to be conducted in newly valid ways. With a Foreword by the creator of Cognitive Grammar, Ronald Langacker, and an Afterword by the cognitive scientist Todd Oakley, the book represents the latest advance in literary linguistics, cognitive poetics and literary critical practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing
    ISBN (Print)9789027234063, 9789027270566, 9789027234049
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • Pragmatics
    • Theoretical literature & literary studies
    • Cognitive linguistics
    • Discourse studies


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