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The stylistics deals with a. with the variations in the style of a language and its use. This includes both written texts and oral use. Stylistics are not about differences in dialect, but about different uses of language depending on context or situation . For example, within the same language, the style depends on whether you are having a conversation among friends or whether it is a conversation between business partners or political opponents, whether it is a teaching or a sermon in the church.

Further topics of stylistics: the style of an author, a genre, a time, everyday language, scientific language, etc. In all cases it can be a question of characterizing the style on the one hand, or comparing styles on the other. Depending on which topics are in the foreground, one has to deal with a linguistic (non-literary texts) or a literary-scientific style (literary texts). If quantitative methods are used in order to achieve results that are as objective as possible, quantitative stylistics , a discipline of quantitative linguistics or quantitative literary studies, is used . Microfunctional analysis is a method for the qualitative study of style .

Stylistics include the investigation of the choice of words , intonation , rhythm , sentence structure and similar properties depending, for example, on tradition , time period and genre .

The stylistics, especially in jazz and dance music, is the style-appropriate execution of different dance forms, which can be seen in the musical notation from the use of dash (for long) and period (for short).

A literary genre has a set of stylistic rules that distinguish it from others.


Web links

Wiktionary: Stylistics  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Barbara Sandig: Stylistics of the German language. de Gruyter, Berlin / New York 1986, ISBN 3-11-004185-5 .
  2. Alexander Mehler: Properties of textual units and systems. In: Reinhard Köhler, Gabriel Altmann, Gabriel, Rajmund G. Piotrowski (eds.): Quantitative Linguistics - Quantitative Linguistics. An international manual . de Gruyter, Berlin / New York 2005, pp. 325–348; Quantitative silistics. ISBN 3-11-015578-8 , pp. 339-340.
  3. Wieland Ziegenrücker: General music theory with questions and tasks for self-control. German Publishing House for Music, Leipzig 1977; Paperback edition: Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag, and Musikverlag B. Schott's Söhne, Mainz 1979, ISBN 3-442-33003-3 , p. 160.