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Verbal Art: A Social Semiotic Perspective Verbal Art: A Social Semiotic Perspective
The Collected Works of Ruqaiya Hasan Vol 7
Ruqaiya Hasan
Edited by: Jonathan J. Webster

Series: Collected Works of Ruqaiya Hasan

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Language, as Whorf said, the the best show man puts on. And perhaps the most amazing performance in this repertory is verbal art, which thanks to the power of ordinary language, peoples the world with beings who although they do not exist hold a many-angled mirror to human life. They live, creating histories which possess deeper reality than our own real existence in society: through these histories is distilled human experience, made potent as an extended metaphor for the essential human condition. The deepest level of meaning, the themes in verbal art, relate to human social existence - its dilemmas and its delights, thus bearing witness to its socio-semiotic origins. All of this is achieved through a patterning of the patterns of language. Through the linguistic analysis of the various genres of literature, the chapters of this volume offer a social semiotic theory for engaging meaningfully with literature. The book should interest lovers and teachers of literature.

1. Linguistics, language and verbal art
2. Linguistics and the study of literary texts
3. Rime and reason in literature
4. The place of stylistics in the study of verbal art
5. The analysis of one poem
6. On teaching literature across cultural distances
7. Frost: The Road not Taken
8. Slessor: The Night Ride
9. Wilfred Owen's Anthem for the Doomed Youth
10. Translating literature (Faiz)

ISBN-10 (Hardback)1904768458
ISBN-13 (Hardback)9781904768456
Price (Hardback)45.00/$80.00
ISBN-10 (Paperback)1904768466
ISBN-13 (Paperback)9781904768463
Price (Paperback)22.50/$40.00
Publication DateSeptember 2015
Size234 x 156mm
Readershipacademics, researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate students
Book StatusNot yet published

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