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Stylistic Functions of the Creative Collocations and Wordplay in Salman Rushdie´s Novel "The Moor's Last Sigh"

By Irina Vasiljeva

Abstract

Salman Rushdie’s prose is celebrated by many critics for its creativity on the whole, and linguistic creativity, in particular. In the essay, some examples of the unusual collocations and wordplay in the novel The Moor’s Last Sigh are examined from the point of view of their stylistic functions. It is demonstrated that the use of the above-mentioned creative features adds semantic density to the text and simultaneously creates an undeniable ‘Indian flavour’ that permeates the text

Topics: creativity, Indianness, collocation, priming, density, stylistic
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:gupea.ub.gu.se:2077/23797

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