Stylistics of English

Course code Б3. В.3

Type of course Compulsory for Bachelors in Interpretation and Translation, Linguistics and Teaching Methods, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication

Level of course Advanced

Year of study – III

Semester Spring

Number of credits 3

Name of lecturer Elena Tryapitsyna PhD

Objectives of the course:

Students will be able

  • to learn how style is influenced by such factors as context, genre, historical perspective and author
  • to explain linguistically a range of textual features including literary and non-literary texts
  • to adapt to various situational conditions of verbal communication choosing an appropriate mode of verbal interaction

Prerequisites: Theoretical grammar of English, English Lexicology, History of English, Introduction to General Linguistics

Content: Background and scope of modern Stylistics; dimensions of language in use; meaning in language and how it functions in communication; expressive resources of linguistic elements and structures; introduction to the theory of text and discourse; classification of functional styles; stylistic analysis.

Recommended reading:

  1. Арнольд И.В. Стилистика. Современный английский язык. Учебник для вузов. – Изд.4.-е. – М.: Флинта: Наука, 2002. –384 с.
  2. Гальперин И.Р. Стилистика английского языка: Учебник (на англ. Яз.) – Изд.3-е. – М.: Книжный дом «Либроком», 2010. – 336с.
  3. P.Verdonk. Stylistics. – Oxford University Press, 2002.
  4. Crystal D. The Cambridge encyclopedia of the English Language. – 2-nd edition. – Cambridge University Press, 2003. – 499 p.

Teaching method: Lectures 22 h., seminars 22 h.

Assessment method: Regular attendance, written test and final exam.

Language of instruction: English