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Discourse and Literature By Guy Cook

Discourse and Literature by Guy Cook

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This study examines the relevance of schema theory to literary theory and the analysis of literary texts. Schema theory suggests that people understand texts and experiences by comparing them with stereotypical mental representations of similar cases.

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Discourse and Literature: The Interplay of Form and Mind by Guy Cook

This study examines the relevance of schema theory to literary theory and the analysis of literary texts. Schema theory suggests that people understand texts and experiences by comparing them with stereotypical mental representations of similar cases. The new experience is then processed in terms of its deviation from that structure or its conformity to it. The book concludes with a section on pedagogical implications and an analysis of three well-known literary texts.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART ONE; 1 A basis for analysis: schema theory, its general principles, history and terminology; Introduction; Schema theory: general principles; Examples demonstrating schemata in discourse processing; Evidence for schemata; World schemata and text schemata; The origins of schema theory; Bartlett's Remembering; The eclipse of schema theory; The revival of schema theory; The terminology of schema theory; Notes; 2 A first bearing: discourse analysis and its limitations; Introduction; 'Text', 'context', and 'discourse'; Acceptability above the sentence; Cohesion; The omission fallacy; Meaning as encoding/decoding versus meaning as construction; Pragmatic approaches and their capacity to characterize 'literariness'; Macro-functions; Discourse structure; Discourse as process (and literature as conversation); Discourse as dialogue; The 'post-scientific' approach; Conclusion; Notes; 3 A second bearing: AI text theory and its limitations; Introduction; The computational and brain paradigms of language; The constructivist principle; One system of conceptual construction: conceptual dependency theory (CD); Problems for conceptual constructions; A complex AI schema theory; Conclusion; Notes; 4 Testing the AI approach. Two analyses: a 'literary' and a 'non-literary' text; Introduction; Text One: the opening of Crime and Punishment (translation); Text Two: 'Every cloud has a Silver Lining' (advertisement); Conclusions from analyses; Notes; 5 A third bearing: literary theories from formalism to stylistics; Introduction; The rise of 'modern literary theory'; Theories of pattern and deviation; The formalist theory of defamiliarization; Patterns in discourse: structures and structuralism; Roman Jakobson's poetics; Conclusion; Notes; 6 Incorporating the reader: two analyses combining stylistics and schema theory; Introduction; Text Three: 'Elizabeth Taylor's Passion' (advertisement); Text Four: 'First World War Poets' (poem); Incorporating the reader; Notes; PART TWO; 7 A theory of discourse deviation: schema refreshment and cognitive change; Introduction: the argument so far; The need for schema change; Prelude to the theory: earlier accounts of schema change; A theory of literary discourse: schema refreshment and cognitive change; A theory of literary discourse: discourse deviation; Defamiliarization revisited; Notes; 8 Application of the theory: discourse deviation in three literary texts; Introduction; Text Five: 'The Tyger'; Text Six: The Turn of the Screw; Text Seven: 'The Windhover'; Conclusion; Notes; 9 What the theory means for literature teaching; Appendix A: Grammatical notation: symbols and abbreviations; Appendix B: Conceptual dependency (CD) and semantics; Bibliography; Index

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GOR011488277
9780194371858
0194371859
Discourse and Literature: The Interplay of Form and Mind by Guy Cook
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Oxford University Press
19950126
295
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