Chapter

Texture and Meaning

Peter Stockwell

in Texture - A Cognitive Aesthetics of Reading

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780748625819
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651511 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625819.003.0006
Texture and Meaning

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This chapter draws closely on cognitive grammar to show the aesthetic dimension in meaning-making, through a consideration of construal. Where cognitive grammar largely rests at clause-level, it extends its principles to be able to account for cohesion and coherence in literary texture. It also suggests ways in which a cognitive discourse grammar might be used for extended literary discussion.

Keywords: cognitive grammar; making meaning; construal; cohesion; coherence; literary texture

Chapter.  11532 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Linguistics

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