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Linguistics and literature: Style in question


We question the notion of style and the links that exist between literature and linguistics, particularly since the 1960s. The first part of this paper provides a history of stylistic studies which, from the 1940s to 1950s, defined style as an expressive and aesthetic marker, and therefore through its intentional markers, which confined it to the literary field. In a second part, we examine the “textualist” period of the 1960s to 1970s, which were particularly noted for linguistic theories such as intertextuality or dialogism. Finally, we propose a linguistic “overhaul” of literary stylistics, in which it would be up to the specialists of literature to reconstruct the context of literary works in their intertextual and interdiscursive dimensions.
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André Petitjean. Linguistics and literature: Style in question. Driss Ablali; Guy Achard-Bayle. French theories on text and discourse, 473, De Gruyter, pp.269-278, 2023, Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie, 9783110794434. ⟨hal-04167470⟩
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