Linguistics and Literature
December 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
A Note on Texts.
1. Literary Linguistics and Verbal Art.
2. Meter and Linguistic Theory.
3. Kinds of Meter.
4. Issues in Metrical Theory: Metrical Constituents, and Music and Meter.
5. Para-metrical Rules: Word-boundary Rules and Sound-patterning Rules.
7. Narrative: The Storyline.
8. Narrative Episodes.
11. Literary Linguistics: Summary and Prospects.
Index of Languages.
* Illustrated with examples from around 100 different literary traditions, quoting texts in the original languages, fully translated and explained.
* Enables readers to put the theoretical issues discussed in the chapters to practical analysis of texts.
* Provides texts for discussion from major works of English literature to previously unpublished oral texts from rarely-discussed traditions.
"Fabb applies linguistic theory to mostly oral literature from around a hundred different languages and literary traditions."Moderna Sprak, Spring 1999
"In common with other books in Blackwell's Textbooks in Linguistics series, it provides exercises at the end of each chapter. Most of these are highly instructive (and challenging) both from the point of view of reinforcing discussion in the body of the text and in terms of extending that discussion, looking at new but related material....( Linguistics and Literature) should be of interest to anyone interested in language and literature. It should be of particular interest to those with a theoretical interest in questions of literary form. It provides an excellent overview of current thinking in literary linguistics as well as making its own contribution to that thinking."Adrian Pilkington, Royal Holloway University of London