Comparing Texts:provides students with the skills they need to compare and contrast texts explores and compares texts from a wide range of genres and periods draws on a large number of literary and non-literary texts, from Chaucer's Wife of Bath to The Good Wife's Guide, from Frankenstein to poetry by Carol Ann Duffy, and from Nigella Lawson to Fast Food Nation introduces the main themes and issues students need to consider when comparing texts: themes, genre, time and place, form and structure, and intertextuality.
Language & Characterisation- People in Plays & Other Texts explores how the words of a text create a particular impression of a character in the reader's mind. Drawing together theories from linguistics, social cognition and literary stylistics, it is the first book-length study to focus on:the role of language and characterisation characterisation in the dialogue of play texts
Containing numerous examples from Shakespeare's plays, the book also considers a wide range of other genres, including, prose fiction, verse, films, advertisements, jokes and newspapers. Language and Characterisation is as practical as it is theoretical and equips readers with analytical frameworks to reveal and explain both the cognitive and the linguistic sides of characterisation. Clear and detailed introductions are given to the theories, and useful suggestions for further analysis are also made at the end of each part of the book. The book will be essential reading for students and researchers of language, literature and communication.