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Stylistics or textual analysis materials
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Start with the granddaddy of stuylistic studies:
Leech, G. N., & Short, M. (2007). Style in fiction: A linguistic introduction to English fictional prose (No. 13). Pearson Education.
More recently - look at this
Mahlberg, M. (2007). Corpus stylistics: bridging the gap between linguistic and literary studies. Text, discourse and corpora: Theory and analysis, 8, 219-246.
Mahlberg, M. (2013). Corpus stylistics and Dickens's fiction. London:vRoutledge.
And, indeed, the handbook:
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We're looking for feminist discourse related studies that pragmatically or stylistically approach feminist discourse in the writings of Virginia Wolf Novels.
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[19/01, 12:10 am] Hanan Ebaid: Christine Christie
Gender and Language: Towards a Feminist Pragmatics
1st Edition
ISBN-13: 978-0748609352, ISBN-10: 0748609350
[19/01, 12:14 am] Hanan Ebaid: Stylistics, Feminist
December 2006
DOI: 10.1016/B0-08-044854-2/00552-6
In book: Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics
S. Mills
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How can researchers come across feminist stylistics? What are the norms that should be followed? Please i need your academic answers.
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You could benefit a lot from:
Coates, J. and Pichler, P., eds. 2011. Language and gender: A reader. 2nd ed. Malden and Oxford: Wiley and Blackwell.
Mills, S., 1995. Feminist stylistics. London: Routledge.
Mills, S., 1998. Post-feminist text analysis. Language and Literature, 7 (3), 235–252.
Best wishes!
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Most non-native speakers seek to hire a professional language editor to proofread their manuscript so that they may secure an acceptance. However, these authors expect language editors to beautify the original text at the stylistic level to improve the overall readability of the submitted manuscripts. However, native speakers are committed to maintaining the original voice of the authors. Unless comments on the style of writing are not requested, most language editors will deal with the errors in the text. Of course, requesting customized edits would require direct author-to-editor communication (not through individual or institutional mediators).
Therefore, it might be useful for authors to familiarize themselves with the following types of editing.
1. Simple proofreading (checking grammar, punctuation, and word use at the basic level)
2. Copy-editing (proofreading with suggestions for improved sentence structure and word use)
3. Line editing (substantive copy-editing: a more comprehensive view, looking for the flow of thoughts, originality, paragraphing, redundancy, coherence, factuality of the given information and contradiction)
4. Developmental editing (comments on the structure of the thesis, its visualization, conceptual model, formatting, Reference consistency, comprehensibility of the line of thoughts and organization)
The following items must be defined.
- Specialty and subspecialty (to select editors who are most versed in your domain).
- English spelling (American, British or Canadian).
- Type of the required editing (Proofreading, Copyediting, Line editing, or Developmental editing).
- Budget.
- References and appendices (The style sheet must be defined: APA, MLA, Chicago,....etc).
- Reports and invoices (if indicated, requesting reports and invoices must be stated earlier in the conversation).
- Tips and feedback ( If the authors are willing to learn from their errors, they should request inline comments and general feedback).
To the best of my knowledge, Peerwith is the ONLY platform that provides a secure peer-to-peer language editing service.
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I want to measure the influence of one architectural style over the other. What may be the possible dependent variables?
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Thank you very much Dr Shireen for your valuable suggestions.
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I just want to check if there is any update concerning Crystal and Davy's model of stylistic analysis which they presented in their book 'Investigating English Style' in 1969.
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You can check on Good reads or google books
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I was asked to design a course description for MA Linguistics particularly Sociolinguistics and Stylistics.
Can anyone suggest some good books for these two courses ?
Thank you very much indeed!
Jamal Kaid
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The fields of linguistics are lot and you need to decide which one you are interested in. Then, google what you need.
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There must be certain stylistic features in writing that differentiate native from non-native standards. Perhaps non-native writers can improve upon their writing styles in order to enrich competition in research paper publishing.
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Something quite annoying is the inconsistency in the definition of "native speaker" between journals. I personally experienced cases of American journals complaining about the English used by British authors, and vice-versa. It's also common to see complaints made by American or British reviewers about the English used by people from other native anglophone countries, especially in Africa. So, at least part of the problem may be attributed to prejudice.
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If you are using grounded theory to extract patterns from your data and you find data that correlates with pre existing theories, is it acceptable to add them to your results and section, or should they be confined entirely to a literature review section?
Can you embed portions of your literature review throughout the paper when relevant, or must they stay confined to the literature review section?
If you feel there are any papers that represent the best way to organize this and maintain stylistic conventions, please feel free to share.
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Hello Samantha,
it depends on several things, including who is funding the research, where you intend to publish and your epistemological stand point. See Ramalho et al, 2015
In classic GT, the lit review is supposedly done later in analytic process and material is taken up in discussion section. Meanwhile, even inter-disciplinary journals may retain 'quant' leanings so GT articles often follow the prevailing format with lit review comprising or coming after intro or reflected in background, methods and discussion sections e.g. Pitney & Ehlers, 2004,
In studies taking a social construction or post-modern stand point, the methods of grounded theory, when/if applied, become part of an analytic strategy for theorizing about emergent phenomena rather than an approach to formal theory-building (see e.g. Adele Clarke - situational analysis). Sometimes GT may be applied as part of a mixed qualitative method project e.g. Yukawa, 2005, Story-lines: A case study of online learning using narrative analysis at http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.70.4064&rep=rep1&type=pdf
Reports /articles from such studies may use a more narrative structure (beginning, middle and end) but, in any format, researcher presence, transparency and accountability is emphasized in the write-up.
So, literature drawn on to identify the gaps (silences) and contradictions that underlie the researcher's question(s) and inform selection of sensitizing concepts (see Glen Bowen, https://sites.ualberta.ca/~iiqm/backissues/5_3/HTML/bowen.html) would be cited in the 'beginning' text. Any other literature used to help explore interpretations and justifications, i.e. 'reflected on' during thematic analyses of 'primary data' (forming the 'middle') are referenced there.
Depending on topic, question, and overall strategy, documents, academic studies and other texts could also feature as primary data. But I would say this is more likely for social worlds, discourse or narrative analysis ( see Adele Clarke - situational analysis).
regards and luck,
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Corpus software is designed to blindly generate frequencies and concordances and it is only by qualitative analysis the meaningfulness of such quantifications can be elucidated.
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Dear Khalid,
I agree. Qualitative interpretation should be used alongside a synonym frequency analysis.
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What kind of insights does stylistics sustain in a communication between critics and linguists?
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Dear Khalid,
This is an important question which, if it were asked more often (kudos for doing so, by the way), could create opportunities for dialogue between two fields which, at least in my experience, all too often co-exist without much awareness of their potential synergy.
Here's my take on it:
Corpus linguistics can be used (inter alia) to demonstrate lexical and/or syntactic specificities, in quantitative terms, in one particular work compared to an author's overall canon, or in one author's style (idiolect) compared to another author, or compared to a diversified sample (corpus) of other authors taken to be representative of the overall discourse type. Such data can be used to discuss style in objective (quantitative) terms and to support (or invalidate) intuitive observations or hypotheses about literary style. Conversely, intuitive hypotheses about stylistics that arise in literary criticism can open up areas of investigation for linguists.
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I am working with the stylistic influence of Mughal architecture on the Malaysian mosque. My question is how can we measure the degree of influence?
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Thank you very much, Julia Williams Robinson,
You have provided a  valuable information on the subject. I will go through the articles you mentioned. If you go through any other relevant article n future on this subject kindly inform me i. I will be obliged.
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thanks for your help
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As an additional suggestion, I strongly encourage you to do some descriptive analysis of your data! Overall your sample is a bit small for use of inferential modeling alone, and it generally helps to see descriptive analysis even in cases where a sample is somewhat larger. Presenting some contingency tables to complement your ANOVA tables should do the trick. Also, if your outcome measures weren't continuous you will likely fare better with the McNemar test of significance for between-group comparison tests.
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Rosenblatt (1978) introduced the concept of the aesthetic and efferent reading stances. Is there a questionnaire that measures the intensity of the aesthetic reading stance?
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Hi, Dear June Chiang 
Please check the following links, I hope useful and be able to design questionnaire through reading relevant articles,
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I am working on the stylistic features of newspapers headlines, particularly Arabic newspapers. Has any one worked on this topic, If so, may you kindly show me the methodology you followed?    
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Mr. Hassan, Functional analysis of language may be most appropriate for newspaper headlines. Many researchers have worked on different segments in news tabloid as mentioned by Mr. Martin. When you go FOREGROUNDING WAY, you go stylistics. I wonder how far you may be able to go in terms of your contribution to the body of knowledge. Geofrey Leech and Michael Short may offer you unprecedented help in this regard.
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I want to analyse a political leader's speech linguistically and critically.The speech is not in English.Can you guide me what is the more reliable data source?Should I listen to the speech and translate it in English myself and then analyse it? or should I get an already translated (by someone) version of the speech in written form from internet and  analyse that? or something else?
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So Musharraf's speech is given in Urdu and in English. Languages you both sufficiently speak.That is good. Do you also happen to have studied English and Urdu linguistics? If not it would be good to find someone to assist you to compare the linguistic features related to your research question (e.g. compare means to express something in one language as compared to the other)
Of course you write your analysis in English but the linguistic analysis has to be done based on Urdu linguistics for the Urdu part and based on English linguistic for the English part (if the languages differ with respect to the feature analysed). What specifically is your research question - the structure or phenomenon your interested in? Or is it just a descriptive analysis?
There are transcription rules for Urdu orthography to English (see file attached) to include readable transcriptions in your paper.
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I got MA in Persian language and literature. My dissertation is about differences between women and men's writing. I'm searching in gender linguistics and studies and I'm interesting in knowing more about this field.
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I think Iranian context is a little bit different. I mean, students' writing, if you are focusing on this segment of the society, is highly affected by different socio-cultural as well as ideological factors/forces, and these factors my overshadow issues concerned with, for example, biological determinism. My suggestion is to conduct a pilot study first by collecting and analyzing some sample writings and look for the likely differences and the sources; then you may be able to better narrow down your research question(s) and decide about the rest. 
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A friend of mine asked me about this. But I was never encountered this term. Materials i've found in google goes above my head. Can you give me a simple explaination? 
Thanks in advance.
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Read this paper:
Stylogenetics: Clustering-based stylistic analysis of literary corpora
By Kim Luyckx, Walter Daelemans, Edward Vanhoutte
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Anadiplosis, according to Dupriez (1991), refers to the repetition of a word or words in successive clauses in such a way that the second clause starts with the same word which marks the end of the previous clause. Some language
use a variant or a modification of this literary device: the “reduced” anadiplosis. The infrequent use of this device either in English or its variant in other languages makes it less knowable. That is why most of translators failed to render it stylistically and semantically in their translations.
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In the novel Don Quixote, Pt. I, to pass the time, Sancho Panza tells his master a story using so much anadiplosis that Don Quixote becomes annoyed. Says Sancho in ch. 20, "In a town of Extremadura there was a goatherd...; which goatherd was Lope Ruiz by name: and this Lope Ruiz was in love with a shepherdess named Torralba: which shepherdess named Torralba was the daughter of a rich cattleman; and this rich cattleman..."  Don Quixote interrupts: "If you tell your story this way, Sancho... by repeating twice what you are saying, you will not finish in two days..." To this Sancho responds, "The same way I am telling it...all stories are told in my land, and I don't know how to tell it otherwise, nor it is good for your grace to ask me to start new customs."