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Stylistics, Text Analysis and Cognitive Science: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Nature of Reading

Stylistics, Text Analysis and Cognitive Science: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Nature of Reading

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Funded by:  AHRC

Main contact:   Catherine Emmott

Start date:  2005

End date:  2009

Subject area:
English Language - School of Critical Studies, College of Arts

This project brought together a stylistician and a team of psychologists to examine how people read narrative texts. The project conducted an intensive programme of experiments, based on an analysis of stylistic features in narratives and other texts. This is a new approach since psychologists have previously paid little attention to the style of naturally-occurring texts when designing their experimental materials. The project provided fresh insights into the nature of language processing.