Welcome to the companion website for Stylistics, Second Edition. This website offers a number of resources intended to supplement the core materials developed across the book. In addition to worked examples and a special web strand on style and humour, the site offers additional resources for both students and tutors. It also offers a number of links to useful information about stylistics, whether in the form of journal publications or international associations.
It goes without saying of course that no textbook ever offers the final word on an area of study, and the second edition of Stylistics is in this regard no exception. True, if your contact with stylistics as an academic subject has been through a single module that completes your contact, then I hope you found the materials in the book stimulating. If, however, you want to further your interest or if you plan to take more modules and courses in this subject then it is important to follow up and expand on the work you have done with this textbook. While Stylistics tends to ‘cut to the chase’ in the way it introduces readers to the core concepts, it is important to work towards a broader understanding of the key paradigms and research findings in the contemporary field. The Section D readings were an important resource in this regard, and further pointers to contemporary stylistic research publications are offered through the links below.