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Stylistics: A Resource Book for Students
by Paul Simpson
Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the Routledge English Language Introductions series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible 'two-dimensional' structure is built around four sections introductions, development, exploration and exten ...more
Paperback, 262 pages
Published July 15th 2004 by Routledge
(first published May 20th 2004)
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Pretty complicated theory, but extensive examples that make it easier to understand and evaluate.I found something new almost in all of the variables of stylistics - sociolinguistic narrative, register, dialect, sociolect, even in the basic stylistic device metaphor, etc. The layout made it easy to read and switch between the information you need and don't need, thus it was possible to read it fast.