English Philology Stylistics Faculty of Philology, Department of English Philology Assoc. Prof. Dr. Linas Selmistraitis Room 209, Department of English Philology, Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, 39 Studentų St., Vilnius LT-08106, Lithuania, tel. +370 5 2757258, e-mail: [email protected] English Language of Instruction The English Language B2 level according to CEFR1 Required Prerequisites Suggested Academic Cycle Bachelor degree studies (from 3rd year of studies) or Year of Studies Spring Semester 3 ECTS Credits 3 Contact Hours per Week Compulsory Compulsory/ Elective Lectures, seminars and individual consultations Methods of Teaching Oral presentation (20%), Essay (30%), Mid-term (20%), Form of Assessment Final test (30%) Title of the Study Program Title of the Module Faculty, Department Instructor Address Course Description The course introduces students to the concepts and definitions of style and outlines the obejctives of stylistics as a discipline in the humanities and at the interface of interdisciplinary studies. It compares and contrasts several distinctive approaches to the stylistic applications of models of language to both literary and non-literary texts. The course discusses the style-related issues of text analysis at several stages – namely, analysis and interpretation, with a particular emphasis on gathering empirical linguistic evidence from inside the text and relating contextual factors from outside the text in order to back up the interpretation of textual meanings. It also explores the ways in which choices in language use affect the meaning of text. During the course students study the objects of stylistics, i.e. stylistic devices and expressive means and texts of different functional styles. Students acquire knowledge of functions of stylistic elements in different texts. The attention is paid to recognition and description of individual writer’s style, understanding of norm in literary texts. Students acquire skills of characterising phonetic, morphological, lexical and syntactic stylistic devices. Texts of different functional styles are in the focus. Students become competent in analysing texts of different functional styles from stylistic point of view. Readings 1. Bradford, R. (1997) Stylistics: The New Critical Idiom. Routledge. 2. Contemporary stylistics. Edited by Marina Lambrou and Peter Stockwell. 2010. London: Continuum. 3. Simpson, P. (2004) Stylistics: A Resource Book for Students. Routledge. 4. Šalčiūtė Čivilienė, G. Stylistic approach to the linguistic features of prose fiction. 2009. Vilnius: VPU Publishing House. 5. Thornborrow, J. and Wareing, Sh. (1998) Patterns in Language: Stylistics for Students of Language and Literature. Routledge. 6. Verdonk, P. (2002) Stylistics. OUP 7. Wales, K. (2001) A Dictionary of Stylistics. Longman. 1 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.