By John Haynes
Routledge – 1995 – 96 pages
Series: Language Workbooks
In Style, John Haynes provides a lively introduction to the study of expression in relation to meaning. Style:
* introduces readers to the key areas in the study of style through practical exercises
* encourages an interest in and sensitivity to words and structures
* enables students to recognize contrasts within and between texts
* heightens awareness with regards to word choice, meaning, communicative purpose and stylistic convention
* examines an enormous variety of text-types; both literary and non-literary, spoken and written
* in addition to numerous exercises, contains suggestions for project work.
Unit 1: Choosing `le mot juste' Unit 2: Following and Flouting Conventions Unit 3: Live and Dead Metaphors Unit 4: Patterns of Words in text Unit 5: Patterns of Grammar in text Unit 6: The Textual Orchestration of Patterns Unit 7: The Effects of the Medium Unit 8: Sequences of Words and Events Unit 9: The Selection of Significant Detail Unit 10: Personal Attitude, Involvement and Emotion Unit 11: Style as Ideology Unit 12: A Note on the Poetic. Appendix: Suggestions for Project Work. Further Reading.