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  • Paperback
  • 470 pages
  • Style in Language
  • Thomas Albert Sebeok
  • English
  • 07 June 2017
  • 0262690101

10 thoughts on “Style in Language

  1. says:

    This is a script of a conference held in 58 combining the essays and comments of almost twenty attendees of three fields linguistics, psychology and literary criticism I have to say that I learned a lot about the crossovers between linguistics and literary criticism, though their points werevague and confusing than those of the psychologists The psychologists were the clearest, and ironically the most talented writers and speakers The linguists and critics spent most of their time arg This is a script of a conference held in 58 combining the essays and comments of almost twenty attendees of three fields linguistics, psychology and literary criticism I have to say that I learned a lot about the crossovers between linguistics and literary criticism, though their points werevague and confusing than those of the psychologists The psychologists were the clearest, and ironically the most talented writers and speakers The linguists and critics spent most of their time arguing the definitions of stylistics and literature, with obsessive jargon.The largest failure of the text is that of anachronism, e.g references to the USSR, the beat generation and electronic computing machines We might blame this for the lack of female participants in the conference I also, however, think of anachronism as a possible strongpoint, since the text predates and is safe from certain modern linguistic theories Despite this the text works on many levels The conference layout, with articles followed by comments, was solid and well organized When wading through a difficult article, I looked forward to what theoutspoken members would add in the comments to refute the author or clarify his muddled points.My favorite articles are Hrushovski s study of free verse, Sebeok s on the Cheremis sonnet, Brown s and Gilman s The Pronouns of Power and Solidarity, and Jenkins study on commonality If you have this text, I recommend reading at least these There are men here who are impossible to understand They re the ones who use specifically unclear terms and formulas Often their conclusions are rhetorical Perhaps I m not sufficiently versed in the finer points of linguistics to follow them Voegelin and I A Richards were two whose essays were frustrating to me Most of the linguists wrote with an air of self defense and condescension aimed at the men in other fields In this competition the psychologists won again, since they rarely compared themselves to other conferees and stuck to salient facts In the end, I felt the whole text, and the conference itself, lacked unity of purpose, since no one could agree on how to even define style


  2. says:

    Zizek usa el art culo de Jakobson de este libro en Sobre la Violencia P g.99 Zizek usa el art culo de Jakobson de este libro en Sobre la Violencia P g.99


  3. says:

    plz send me book for print


  4. says:

    I haven t read it yet.


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Style in LanguageThe Study Of Literary Style Is Often Regarded As The Exclusive Province Of The Literary Critic Yet, Since Verbal And Literary Expressions Are Types Of Behavior Involving The Use Of Linguistic Forms In A Cultural Context, It Is Apparent That The Linguist, The Psychologist, And The Anthropologist Are Also Concerned With Aspects Of Verbal And Literary Style The Question Then Arises Will Interaction Between These Diverse Disciplines Result In A Clearer Understanding Of The Nature And Characteristics Of Style And The Literary Process Style In Language Addresses Itself To Precisely This QuestionThis Is The First Systematic Attempt To Bring The Resources Of Six Different Disciplines Anthropology, Folklore, Linguistics, Literary Criticism, Philosophy, And Psychology To Bear On Such Elusive Concepts As Style, Literature, And Poetic Language Excerpt From Back Cover Of Pp Ed


About the Author: Thomas Albert Sebeok

Thomas Albert Sebeok or Seb k was a prominent linguist and semiotician, and editor in chief of the leading periodical in the field, Semiotica, from its 1969 founding until 2001 He earned his Ph.D from Princeton University in 1945 He is counted among the originators of the field of biosemiotics, and was highly influential in the study of non human signaling and communication systems.Sebeok was survived by his wife and frequent co author , Jean Umiker Sebeok