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Researchers have found a major problem with ‘The Little Mermaid’ and other Disney movies

Researchers have found a major problem with ‘The Little Mermaid’ and other Disney movies | Language, literature and style | Scoop.it
Why we should think twice before letting kids watch some Disney movies.
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FieldRelated.com

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Is your writing academic or conversational? Is it related to your field of study? Paste it into the textarea here, hit "Analyze it now," and FieldRelated.com will check your text for academic vocabulary and field-relatedness. After extracting field of study vocabulary and scoring your text against a range of possible fields of study, the system will provide links to glossaries and vocabulary learning activities to help you further your English Second Language learning.


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Fascinating! Is this the beginning of a computer-assisted stylstics analysis?

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 8, 2015 5:41 AM

This looks like a very useful tool for helping students to develop their vocabulary. Should be particularly useful for EAP students.

Verity Cole's curator insight, March 9, 2015 6:23 AM

Could be very useful for EAP materials writers too.

Carol Floyd's curator insight, March 9, 2015 6:19 PM

Very useful!

 

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James Paul Gee at Routledge

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Some new resources about discourse analysis - well worth having a look!

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The Year’s Best Books on Writing and Creativity

The Year’s Best Books on Writing and Creativity | Language, literature and style | Scoop.it

Timeless wisdom and practical advice on the pleasures and perils of the written word and the creative life.
After the year’s best books in photography, psychology and philosophy, art and design, history and biography, science and technology, “children’s” (though we all know what that means), and pets and animals, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists concludes with the year’s best reads on writing and creativity.

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News for TV Majors: Stylistic Analysis

Stylistic Analysis. The AV Club is launching a new series that approaches film and TV texts from the standpoint of neoformalist analysis. Scott Kaufman starts with a consideration of the role of framing in Hannibal and The ...
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Linguistics and Literature

Introduction to Theory of Literature (ENGL 300) In this lecture on the work of Roman Jakobson, Professor Paul Fry continues his discussion of synchrony and d...
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The teaching of stylistics | LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies

The teaching of stylistics | LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies | Language, literature and style | Scoop.it
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Ling 131 - Language & Style home page

Ling 131 - Language & Style home page | Language, literature and style | Scoop.it
Ling 131 Language & Style is a Stylistics course within the Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language (LAMEL) at Lancaster University.

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PALA 2015 – Canterbury | Creative Style

The 2015 conference of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA) will take place at the University of Kent, Canterbury, England from 15th-18th July 2015.

The theme of this year’s conference will be Creative Style, and the organising committee particularly welcomes abstracts that address the notion of stylistics as a means of exploring creativity. However, we will be interested in any abstracts that explore broader areas of stylistics and, in particular, its relationships to other disciplines such as pragmatics, semantics, narratology, literary studies, cultural studies, language teaching, translation and others.

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Five Steps to Crafting A Great First Sentence

Five Steps to Crafting A Great First Sentence | Language, literature and style | Scoop.it

The infamous first sentence. It can't be too long, it can't be too short. It has to have a deep meaning, it needs to hook the reader. You MUST make it interesting.


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Penelope's curator insight, July 24, 2014 8:21 PM

 

Every piece of writing, whether short or long, must begin with a first sentence. We could argue the day away on what should make up the components of said sentence.

 

One thing we know for sure. It should draw in the reader, and evoke emotion enough to keep them reading.

 

Jordan's article gives us five food-for-thought steps to craft our first sentence. Her first recommendation is to use your imagination. What is the story about? This is your first chance to make a good impression. Don't blow it. Read on for four more excellent suggestions.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://jewelsfromjordan.wordpress.com/2014/07/19/five-steps-to-crafting-a-great-first-sentence/

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5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes

5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes | Language, literature and style | Scoop.it
Children's books with multicultural settings and characters can transport us on a global adventure, dispelling negative stereotypes, teaching tolerance and respect, encouraging pride in kids' cultura

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Famous Writers’ Sleep Habits vs. Literary Productivity, Visualized

Famous Writers’ Sleep Habits vs. Literary Productivity, Visualized | Language, literature and style | Scoop.it

The early bird gets the literary worm … sort of.
“In both writing and sleeping,” Stephen King observed in his excellent meditation on the art of “creative sleep” and wakeful dreaming, “we learn to be physically still at the same time we are encouraging our minds to unlock from the humdrum rational thinking of our daytime lives.” Over the years, in my endless fascination with daily routines, I found myself especially intrigued by successful writers’ sleep habits — after all, it’s been argued that “sleep is the best (and easiest) creative aphrodisiac” and science tells us that it impacts everything from our moods to our brain development to our every waking moment. I found myself wondering whether there might be a correlation between sleep habits and literary productivity.

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Five iPad Apps That Help Students Start Creative Stories

Five iPad Apps That Help Students Start Creative Stories | Language, literature and style | Scoop.it
In the year that I taught language arts before moving into the social studies department one of the challenges that my students faced in writing short stories was coming up with ideas to get starte...

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Apps to help with idea generation and to start the creative writing process  are excellent tools.

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Ideas for stories- quite interesting applications

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If you're a teacher who is always looking for useful apps, here's a few you may not have come across yet?

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Aspects of Highly Effective Literary Translations - AllAfrica.com

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Aspects of Highly Effective Literary Translations AllAfrica.com What accounts for the complexity of literary translation as opposed to the non-literary is the peculiarity of the stylistic aesthetics and socio-cultural matrices in which works of...
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Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction - AbeBooks - Gregoriou, Christiana

Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction - AbeBooks - Gregoriou, Christiana | Language, literature and style | Scoop.it
Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction by Gregoriou, Christiana at AbeBooks.co.uk - ISBN 10: 0230003397 - ISBN 13: 9780230003392 - 2007 - Christina Gregoriou is currently lecturer in English at the University of Leeds, UK.
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Biography:

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/people/20030/faculty_of_arts/person/1161/christiana_gregoriou

Upcoming conference (September 2013):

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/homepage/394/retold_resold_transformed_crime_fiction_in_the_modern_era

 

 

 

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Language & Style - starting stylistics

Language & Style - starting stylistics | Language, literature and style | Scoop.it
Ling 131 Language & Style is a Stylistics course within the Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language (LAMEL) at Lancaster University.
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The course set up by Lancaster Univdersity, offering an introduction to literary stylistics online

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Cognitive Stylistics in the Classroom

Cognitive Stylistics in the Classroom | Language, literature and style | Scoop.it
Read the full-text online article and more details about "Cognitive Stylistics in the Classroom" by Burke, Michael - Style, Vol. 38, Issue 4, Winter 2004
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"Cognitive Stylistics in the Classroom" by Burke, Michael - Style, Vol. 38, Issue 4, Winter 2004

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