Applied Linguistics is a journal which tries to bridge the gap between theoretical research in linguistics and its practical applications in language education and other language related areas. Topics include: first and second language learning and teaching; bilingualism; bilingual education; discourse analysis; translation; language testing; language teaching methodology; language planning; the study of interlanguages; stylistics; and lexicography. The site, an electronic version of the actual paper journal, includes abstracts from the current issue; a browsable archive (abstracts available); content alert function; and submission information. An online subscription form for the printed journal is also available.
This web page provides a guide to writing scholarly English. Firstly, reasons are given for the existence of stylistic conventions. These are followed by a detailed guide to punctuation and grammar, looking at the use of grammatical logic in essays, and issues concerning vocabulary. Hints and tips are provided for students wishing to improve their style. After this, the author includes a short section on conventions for scholarly papers, and a link to a table of correction marks. Finally, an appendix is provided giving bibliographical details of other works concerning good English usage.The guide is clear and succinct and includes helpful examples. It should provide a useful reference source for students uncertain of their grammar or scholarly style.
The Journal of Language and Literature (JLL), an international journal for language and literary studies is a freely available peer reviewed e-journal. From 2002-2006 one issue a year was published. Topics include linguistic and stylistic analysis of literary works of a range of languages. There are links to the Journal of Language and Linguistics (JLL) and to the Journal of Language and Learning (JLL). The editors are British, supported by an international editorial board who oversee the three JLL journals.
This website accompanies Ling 131: Language and Style, an introductory undergraduate course in Stylistic Analysis (sometimes also called Literary Linguistics, Critical Linguistics, Linguistic Poetics or other similar names by other scholars) run by Lancaster University's Department of Linguistics and English Language. Stylistic Analysis focuses on how people understand texts when they read them, in particular (but not exclusively) literary texts. On this site the course notes and materials are made freely available for students and lecturers everywhere, although the site's chatroom is for local students only. The course consists of 13 topics (subdivided into sessions), which roughly represent three genres: poetry; prose fiction; and drama. The course includes some text, image and multimedia resources for analysis, round-ups, self-assessment texts, and a glossary.
NarrNet : the Information Hub for Narratologists is a website, edited by Dr Jan Christoph Meister of Hamburg University, which aims to be a focal point for international scholars working in the field of narrative theory. The site is divided into a number of sections: projects - links to narratology projects throughout the world; a contact list of narratology researchers; information about joining the site's mail list; links to various bibliographies relating to the field; an archive of articles; and links to other narratology sites. The project is discontinued and now forms a part of Interdisciplinary Centre for Narratology (ICN) at Hamburg University. There are still some useful links although some are broken at the time of review.
PALA, the Poetics and Linguistics Association, is an academic organisation for people working in language, stylistics, and poetics. Specific areas of interest include: narratology; the analysis of literary and non-literary texts; the relationship between literature and language teaching; translation studies; language and semiotics; literary and non-literary pragmatics; and others. The official journal of PALA is called Language and Literature and is published by Longman. The association holds an annual international conference and also has a newsletter for its members. The site gives general information about the association, its journal, conferences, membership, members and their interests. The newsletter, a directory of PALA members, a Stylistics Bibliography, and a number of papers are available to members only.
This is the website for an AHRC and British Academy funded project which brings together a stylistician and a team of psychologists to examine the way people read narrative texts. The project is conducting “an intensive programme of experiments” including: stylistic analysis; text change detection experiments; reading time experiments; eye-tracking tests; continuation tests and ERP neuro-imaging. The research uses a new approach based on the stylistic features of naturally-occurring narrative texts such as popular fiction and newspaper stories. As well as a fuller description of the project and its methodologies, the website includes a list of outcomes to date.
Theory and Practice in English Studies (THEPES) is a full-text ejournal published in English by Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. Issues from 2003 and 2004 are freely available online, in PDF format. Example article titles on topics in British literature are: 'A Barking Dog?: Manchester Writing and English Regional Culture'; 'Patterns of Crossdressing in Shakespeare’s Comedies'; 'Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine: Social Thriller, Ethnicity and Englishness';''The Divine Friend, Unknown, Most Desired’: The Problematic Uranian Poets'; 'The Czech Reception of Irish Literature: the 1930s'; and 'Scottish National Identity in the Works of James Kelman', among others. There are also a notable number of articles on aspects of linguistics, and pedagogy. The journal is published by the Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University.