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Stylistics: Prospect & Retrospect seems backward towards vintage and foundational ways and texts that helped to set up the sector of stylistics. It additionally appears ahead by way of studying contemporary options that appear more likely to modify the ways that kind is studied within the future years. The essays awarded the following, written via an array of specialists from 9 nations on 4 continents, hire a variety of ways to works that diversity from romantic poetry to modern fiction and from conventional folktales and nursery rhymes to modern movie. the diversity of authors, ways, and works came across right here testifies to the energy of the sphere of stylistics, and those essays should still attract all these drawn to the character of fashion and within the historical past and way forward for stylistics.

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9 (patterned) scored considerably higher than the first eight lines (solid), with one exception: The Netherlands. 052. These results are very encouraging on the one hand, as they show a clear and significant effect of the internal deviation in five very different cultures: Brazilian, Egyptian, German, Tunisian, and Ukrainian. On the other hand, how to explain that a Western culture such as The Netherlands showed absolutely no effect whatsoever? The only plausible explanation we can come up with is that participants in this study did not fill out the scales in a careful way.

But the possibility cannot be ruled out. This brings Foregrounding: Past, Present, Future 19 us back to the third principle: the experiment will have to be replicated with reverse semantics! If the experiment had yielded only the verification of a theory in the past, it would have made its way into the present. But it does not limit itself to that. By pointing out irregularities in the theory of foregrounding, such as the non-support for the first eight parallel lines, and by demonstrating cultural differences simultaneously with a quasiuniversal regularity, the experiment also points to the future: these are irregularities that the theory confronts and which will have to be sorted out.

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