Explorations in Stylistics - Andrew Goatly

Explorations in Stylistics - Andrew Goatly

Lexico-grammar and process in Golding’s Pincher Martin

Explorations in Stylistics - Andrew Goatly

Andrew Goatly [+-]
Lingnan University
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Andrew Goatly has considerable experience in teaching English language and literature in colleges and universities in the UK, Rwanda, Thailand, Austria, and Singapore. He is at present Professor in the English Department of Lingnan University in Hong Kong. He is the author of The Language of Metaphors (Routledge 1997, 2nd edition, 2010), Critical Reading and Writing (Routledge 2000), Washing the Brain: Metaphor and Hidden Ideology (Benjamins 2007)and Humour and Meaning (Cambridge University Press, 2011).


In the main part of this chapter, sections 1 and 2, the author uses Hallidayan Systemic Functional Grammar for the textual analysis of passages and of patterns of lexical development. The grammatical patterns analysed are probabilities of occurrence of certain grammatical sub codes, applied in diff erent stages of the novel, and this kind of stylistic analysis can be thought of as interrogating the message in order to discover the code beneath.

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Goatly, Andrew. Lexico-grammar and process in Golding’s Pincher Martin. Explorations in Stylistics. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 10 - 40 Dec 2008. ISBN 9781845539085. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21964. Date accessed: 21 Feb 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21964. Dec 2008

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