The study of what makes Shakespeare different from Chaucer is an example of stylistics.
It will use computational stylistics for a formalist discrimination of patterns of language in the texts and will thus begin with a descriptive base.
Some of the common approaches of computational stylistics are therefore ruled out.
We are still learning from cognitive stylistics how individuals draw meaning from text.
An activity-based introduction to literary stylistics, this book explains some of the core topics in literary linguistics and assists students in literary analysis.