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Chapter 8: Theory and Style: Next Steps

  Chapter 8:  THEORY   AND   STYLE :  NEXT   STEPS 1.       LINGUISTICS AND LITERARY CRITICISM •     Linguistics  is the scientific study of language, including its structure, development, and use. It encompasses the study of the sounds (phonetics and phonology), the words (morphology), the sentences (syntax), and the meaning (semantics) of language, as well as the social and cultural contexts in which language is used. •     Literary criticism , on the other hand, is the analysis and interpretation of literary works, including their themes, characters, plot, and style. It seeks to understand and evaluate literature from various perspectives, including historical, cultural, and theoretical frameworks. •     Linguistics and literary criticism intersect (come together) in various ways. Linguistics provides tools and methods for analysing language use in literary works, such as the use of literary devices like metaphor and allusion, and the relationship between language and meaning. Liter

Chapter 7: Style in Popular Texts

  Chapter 7: Style in Popular Texts •     The literariness of language is exploited in many mundane contexts, from the headlines in your daily paper to an advertisement for shampoo, and the patterns that we have been exploring within the domain of  ‘ literature ’    can be found pervasively (thoroughly) in all manner of popular writing.  •     In addition to identifying what we term the  ‘ literary potential ’  of language in popular texts, there are other stylistic features which tend to be more specific to the domains of media discourse—from a magazine and advertising copy to the language of radio DJs and television presenters. In this chapter, we will focus on some of these popular texts, and look at the language of newspapers, advertising and magazines to show how these media draw on the literary properties of language to produce certain effects. •     Media texts are not produced in a vacuum, for anyone who might be around to read them but frequently targets different groups of re