Stylistic Studies of Literature

In Honour of Professor Hiroyuki Ito

by Masahiro Hori (Volume editor) Tomoji Tabata (Volume editor) Sadahiro Kumamoto (Volume editor)
Others 257 Pages


This volume reflects the scholarly interests and achievements of Professor Hiroyuki Ito in whose honour it was conceived. It is a collection of papers on the stylistics of English and American literature written by scholars in Japan. A wide range of approaches, from traditional philological analysis to innovative new directions such as corpus stylistics and narratology are found in this book, addressing literary works as varied as the writings of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Defoe, Austen, Dickens, and Mark Twain with Irish folktales and English-language Haiku. This volume also offers an overview of the state of the art in stylistic studies of English literature in Japan.
The papers have been divided into four parts according to manner of approach: Philological Approaches, Corpus Stylistics, Narratology and Literary Stylistics.


ISBN (Softcover)
Corpus Stylistics Narratology Textual Linguistics 19th century English Literature Literary Aesthetics 17th and 18th century English Literature
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. 257 pp., num. tables and graphs

Biographical notes

Masahiro Hori (Volume editor) Tomoji Tabata (Volume editor) Sadahiro Kumamoto (Volume editor)

The Editors: Masahiro Hori is Professor of English Linguistics and Stylistics at Kumamoto Gakuen University in Japan. His Investigating Dickens’ Style: A Collocational Analysis (2004) was awarded the Corpus Linguistics Association Prize for 2005 in Japan. Tomoji Tabata is Associate Professor of Corpus Linguistics at the Graduate School of Language and Culture, at the University of Osaka. His primary research interests are in corpus-stylistic investigation of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British fiction with special reference to Charles Dickens. Sadahiro Kumamoto is Professor of English Philology at Kumamoto University in Japan. He received a Ph.D. in 2002 for his The Rhyme-Structure of The Romaunt of the Rose-A: In Comparison with Its French Original Le Roman de la Rose.


Title: Stylistic Studies of Literature