style, theory of (1900) Stylistics
- formalism Philosophy. // Dictionary of Theories;2002, p209
A definition of the term "formalism" is presented. It is a term used in philosophy which refers to any doctrine stressing form as against matter or content, especially in aesthetics, ethics, and philosophy of mathematics.
- formalism, Russian (1915-30) Literary Theory/Stylistics. // Dictionary of Theories;2002, p209
A definition of the term "formalism" is presented. It is a term used in linguistics emanating from groups of linguists and critics in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, notably Viktor Shklovsky, Vladimir Propp and Roman Jakobson. The formalists produced a set of theories which have been...
- stylistics (1. c. 1900; 2. 1960s) Stylistics. // Dictionary of Theories;2002, p509
A definition of the term "stylistics" is presented. It refers to the study of the characteristic language of an author, period, movement or genre. It also refers to the study of the language of literature in which the technical methods of linguistics are used. It is stated to be the traditional...
- forensic linguistics (1967) Linguistics. // Dictionary of Theories;2002, p209
A definition of the term "forensic linguistics" is presented. It is a term used in linguistics which is associated with Swedish linguist Jan Svartvik. It refers to a form of stylistic analysis using standard techniques of lexical, grammatical, conversational and textual description to evaluate...
- STYLE AND THE STUDY OF CULTURE. Cerroni-Long, E. L. // ETC: A Review of General Semantics;Summer1985, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p125
Discusses the style and the culture of language. Origin and definition of the concept of style; Correlation between human mind, culture, language, art and the communicative act; Information on the stylistic aspect of linguistic production.
- Ã©nonciation (1966) Stylistics. // Dictionary of Theories;2002, p177
A definition of the term "Ã©nonciation" is presented. It refers to the concept developed by the French linguist Emile Benveniste. It describes the concrete act of utterance as opposed to Ã©noncÃ©.
- literary competence (1975) Stylistics. // Dictionary of Theories;2002, p316
A definition of the term "literary competence" is presented. The term, coined by literary theorist Jonathan Culler, refers to the ability to deploy the conventions of literary reading. Literary interpretation, which is a specialized kind of reading, depends on the literary competence.
- focalization (1972) Stylistics. // Dictionary of Theories;2002, p208
A definition of the term "focalization" is presented. It is a term used in stylistics developed by the French narrative theoretician GÃ©rard Genette.
- Looney Tunes and Unheard Melodies: An Oulipian Colonescapade, with a Critique of "The Great-Ape Love-Song Corpus" and its Lexicon. McGann, Jerome // Descant (0382909X);Summer2006, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p111
The article comments on the work of writer Jacques Jouet entitled "The Great-Ape Love-Song. An Unappreciated Lyric Corpus." The deficiencies in his literary style are inseparable from its virtues. However, his accomplishments in the study of poetical language on Great Ape love songs benefited...