• Stylistics

    Stylistics versus close-reading:
          - Close reading emphasizes the difference.
          - Stylistics emphasizes the connections.
          - Stylistics makes a greater claim to scientific objectivity than does close reading.
    Terms & technicalities of both Stylistics and close-reading.
         - Close reading uses lay-person terms like:
         - Stylistics use specialized technical terms like:
            “Under-Lexicalisation” Lack of an adequate set of words to express specific concepts.
            “Collocation” A term which refers to the habitual or expected co-occurrence of words.
            “Cohesion” It’s about ‘Lexical items’ (words) which cross the boundaries between sentences, binding them together into one single continuous utterance.
    The ambitions of Stylistics:
       - Stylisticians try to provide “hard” data to support existing “intuitions”.
       - Stylisticians suggest new interpretations of literary works based on linguistic evidence.
       - Stylisticians attempt to establish general points about how literary meanings are made.
    What Stylistic critics do:
      - Describing technical aspects of language in the text.
      - The purpose of that description.
      - The goal of these technical accounts.
      - Other uses of Stylistic.