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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Linguistics
stylisticsstyl‧is‧tics /staɪˈlɪstɪks/ noun [uncountable]  SLthe study of style in written or spoken language
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stylisticsThat can not be promised here, though a holistic perspective is taken on literary stylistics in addressing science fiction.It is the job of stylistics to relate linguistic description to interpretation in a clear and helpful way.Here we touch on the purpose of studying style, and hence on the nature of stylistics.It grew out of the teaching of stylistics to undergraduates at Lancaster, which and I have shared for several years.The question stylistics must consider is: how are these three concepts of deviance, prominence, and foregrounding interrelated?My example of the stylistics of manner will belong to this last type.This last instance of the stylistics of manner begins to merge into the stylistics of embellishment, self-reference or representation.
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