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What's verbal language when it's home? --Pauldanon 14:09, 13 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I've added a couple of headings. I think it needs more. The second part needs more focus and less long quotations from poetry.--Ethicoaestheticist 01:12, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Shakespeare quotation[edit]

There's a missing line. Someone fix it and do the analysis?

stylistics, norm, deviation[edit]

why do we say that style results from the interplaying of norm with deviation? need your help! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:20, 15 January 2008 (UTC)


All those of you watching this page, please come and have a look at linguistics. There is a gross misrepresentation and censorship taking place there. Post-structural linguistics has been deleted and censored by the community there, and I urge you to participate in the discussion to restore a balanced view for the article. Supriya 13:14, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Marvell quotation[edit]

The second paragraph under "Implicature" reads: "For example, the first verse of Andrew Marvell’s poem ‘The Mower’s Song’ (1611) runs [...]."

Surely the year is a typo? The sentence has Marvell writing a poem ten years before he was born.

pmooney78 (talk) 05:48, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

I've removed the analysis of Marvell as original (and, as stated above, flawed) research.--Ethicoaestheticist (talk) 22:03, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Requested move 13 July 2016[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Moved to Stylistics and moved Stylistics to Stylistics (disambiguation). Deletion of the disambiguation page can be discussed elsewhere, but I've added a hatnote to both pages (non-admin closure). Anarchyte (work | talk) 12:37, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

Stylistics (field of study)Stylistics – There's nothing to disambiguate between. Stylistics is a disambiguation page that lists only one more entry, which is a partial title match: The Stylistics, which could easily be handled by a hatnote. A case might be made for keeping the target page at a different title because of its useful revision history as some of its contents was merged into Stylistics (field of study). But the only substantial contribution to this content was from the same user who performed the merge the day after contributing that content, so I don't see any attribution problems. Uanfala (talk) 10:08, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

  • Support. No need for disambiguation - even with the partial match, the primary topic is clearly the discipline.·maunus · snunɐɯ· 11:35, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.