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Mastering the Language of Literature

by Malcolm Hebron

Part of the Macmillan Master Series Series

Mastering the Language of Literature Synopsis

Mastering the Language of Literature provides students of English Literature with a clear guide to the linguistic analysis of literary texts. Drawing on modern linguistics and traditional approaches, it shows how the study of language provides valuable tools for literary criticism. Important linguistic concepts are explained, and there are sections on Phonology, Lexis and Syntax, supported by examples from a wide range of texts. The book complements and extends the traditional close reading approach of Practical Criticism, and introduces students to an exciting and fast-growing area of advanced literary studies.

Mastering the Language of Literature Press Reviews

'An intelligent and comprehensive guide which should be read by all those whose interest is the teaching of literature.' - Ian Brinton, The Use of English

Book Information

ISBN: 9781403900777
Publication date: 28th October 2003
Author: Malcolm Hebron
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 200 pages
Categories: linguistics, Literary theory,

About Malcolm Hebron

MALCOLM HEBRON teaches English Literature at Winchester College. He has published a study of medieval romance, The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance (Oxford, 1997) and writes articles on language and literature for various academic and educational periodicals. His research interests include English language study applied to literary criticism and Medieval literature.

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