Verbal Art and Systemic Functional Linguistics - Donna R. Miller

Verbal Art and Systemic Functional Linguistics - Donna R. Miller

This Discipline Called Stylistics

Verbal Art and Systemic Functional Linguistics - Donna R. Miller

Donna R. Miller [+-]
University of Bologna
Donna R. Miller is Alma Mater Professor at the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the University of Bologna (in retirement since July 2019). Her corpus-assisted investigations have regularly explored the grammar of evaluation in institutional text types and verbal art, this last being the central focus of her recent work, in a Hasanian perspective.


Provides a selective overview of the chiefly mainstream discipline of stylistics today and points up connections to and divergences from SFL’s – and in particular Halliday and Hasan’s – ways of thinking. Topics engaged with comprise stylistics’ ever-burgeoning tool kit, its diverse notions of style, the myriad sub-disciplines that have emerged and the distinction between views on what it is that the discipline studies. The chapter also goes back in time with the aim of tracking down and describing some of the most important historical roots of systemic functional stylistics, to The Moscow and Prague Circles and the scholars that bequeathed a considerable, and crucial, part of the present-day DNA of both SFL and mainstream stylistics. Relevant later twentieth century developments in the field are also reviewed.

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Miller, Donna R. This Discipline Called Stylistics. Verbal Art and Systemic Functional Linguistics. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-13 Oct 2021. ISBN 9781781795347. Date accessed: 15 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30884. Oct 2021

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