Professor Paul Simpson

English

    Publications

    Selected Publications

    1. Regina v John Terry: The discursive construction of an alleged racist event (Journal article - 2015)
    2. Just What is Narrative Urgency? (Journal article - 2014)
    3. Stylistics: A Resource Book for Students (Book - 2014)
    4. The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor (Chapter - 2017)
    5. Action and Event (Chapter - 2015)

    2020

    Satirical humour and cultural context: With a note on the curious case of father todd unctuous (Chapter)

    Simpson, P. (2020). Satirical humour and cultural context: With a note on the curious case of father todd unctuous. In The Language and Literature Reader (pp. 187-197).

    2019

    Style, Rhetoric and Creativity in Language (Book)

    Simpson, P. W. (Ed.) (2019). Style, Rhetoric and Creativity in Language. Amsterdam and New York: John Benjamins.

    Introduction (Chapter)

    Simpson, P., & Carter, R. (2019). Introduction. In Style, Rhetoric and Creativity in Language (pp. 1-7). John Benjamins Publishing Company. doi:10.1075/lal.34.01sim

    DOI: 10.1075/lal.34.01sim

    “Americans don’t do irony”: Cross-cultural perspectives on the pragmatics of irony (Chapter)

    Simpson, P. (2019). “Americans don’t do irony”: Cross-cultural perspectives on the pragmatics of irony. In P. Simpson (Ed.), Style, Rhetoric and Creativity in Language (pp. 171-192). Amsterdam and New York: John Benjamins. doi:10.1075/lal.34.12sim

    DOI: 10.1075/lal.34.12sim

    2018

    Language and power: A resource book for students (Book)

    Simpson, P., Mayr, A., & Statham, S. (n.d.). Language and Power. Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780429468896

    DOI: 10.4324/9780429468896

    2017

    Review of 'Cognitive Linguistics and Humor Research', edited by Geert Brône, Kurt Feyaerts and Tony Veale. (Book Review)

    Simpson, P. (2017). Cognitive Linguistics and Humor Research. COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS, 28(4), 807-813. doi:10.1515/cog-2017-0022

    DOI: 10.1515/cog-2017-0022

    The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor (Chapter)

    The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor (n.d.). Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315731162

    DOI: 10.4324/9781315731162

    2016

    Language, Text and Context (Chapter)

    Language, Text and Context (n.d.). Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315402383

    DOI: 10.4324/9781315402383

    2015

    Regina v John Terry: The discursive construction of an alleged racist event (Journal article)

    Gavins, J., & Simpson, P. (2015). Regina v John Terry: The discursive construction of an alleged racist event. Discourse and Society, 26(6), 712-732. doi:10.1177/0957926515592783

    DOI: 10.1177/0957926515592783

    Action and Event (Chapter)

    Simpson, P. W., & Canning, P. (2014). Action and Event. In P. Stockwell, & S. Whiteley (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Stylistics (pp. 281-299). Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9781139237031.022

    DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139237031.022

    2014

    Just What is Narrative Urgency? (Journal article)

    Simpson, P. (2014). Just What is Narrative Urgency?. Language and Literature: International Journal of Stylistics, 23(01), 3-22. doi:10.1177/0963947013510650

    DOI: 10.1177/0963947013510650

    Stylistics: A Resource Book for Students (Book)

    Simpson, P. (2014). Stylistics: A Resource Book for Students (2nd Edition ed.).

    2012

    Chicken and Egg Stylistics: From Lexical Semantics to Conceptual Integration Theory (Chapter)

    Simpson, P. W., & Canning, P. (2012). Chicken and Egg Stylistics: From Lexical Semantics to Conceptual Integration Theory. In Pedagogical Stylistics: Current Trends in Language, Literature and ELT. Bloomsbury Academic.

    Twenty years of Language and Literature: A reflection (Journal article)

    Simpson, P. (2012). Twenty years of Language and Literature: A reflection. LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, 21(1), 12-17. doi:10.1177/0963947011432057

    DOI: 10.1177/0963947011432057

    “A Stylistic Analysis of Modern Irish Poetry”. (Chapter)

    Simpson, P. (2012). “A Stylistic Analysis of Modern Irish Poetry”.. In F. Brearton, & A. Gillis (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry (pp. 366-370). Oxford.

    2011

    ‘That’s not Ironic, that’s just Stupid!’: Towards an Eclectic Account of the Discourse of Irony. (Chapter)

    Simpson, P. (2011). ‘That’s not Ironic, that’s just Stupid!’: Towards an Eclectic Account of the Discourse of Irony.. In The Pragmatics of Humour Across Discourse Domains (pp. 33-50). John Benjamins Publishing.

    2010

    Ideology and Language (Chapter)

    Simpson, P. (2010). Ideology and Language. In The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences (pp. 371-373). New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Verbal Humor (Chapter)

    Simpson, P. (2010). Verbal Humor. In P. C. Hogan (Ed.), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences (pp. 897-899). Cambridge University Press.

    Point of View (Chapter)

    Simpson, P. (2010). Point of View. In D. McIntyre, & B. Busse (Eds.), Language and Style (pp. 293-310). Palgrave Macmillan.

    2009

    Language and Power (Book)

    Simpson, P. (n.d.). Language and Power. Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203867709

    DOI: 10.4324/9780203867709

    Discourse Analysis and Literature (Chapter)

    Simpson, P. (2009). Discourse Analysis and Literature. In J. Mey (Ed.), Concise Encyclopedia of Pragmatics (pp. 236-242). Elsevier.

    2008

    American Sentences: Terms, Topics, and Techniques in Stylistic Analysis (Chapter)

    Simpson, P., & Hardy, D. E. (n.d.). American Sentences: Terms, Topics, and Techniques in Stylistic Analysis. In A Concise Companion to American Fiction 1900–1950 (pp. 113-131). Blackwell Publishing Ltd. doi:10.1002/9780470694107.ch6

    DOI: 10.1002/9780470694107.ch6

    2007

    From Ritual to Art: The Aesthetics and Cultural Relevance of Igbo Satire (Book Review)

    Simpson, P. (2007). From Ritual to Art: The Aesthetics and Cultural Relevance of Igbo Satire. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 17(1), 154-156.

    2006

    Literature and Stylistics for Language Learners (Chapter)

    Literature and Stylistics for Language Learners (2007). Palgrave Macmillan UK. doi:10.1057/9780230624856

    DOI: 10.1057/9780230624856

    Humor: Stylistic Approaches (Chapter)

    Simpson, P. (2006). Humor: Stylistic Approaches. In Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics (pp. 426-429). Elsevier. doi:10.1016/b0-08-044854-2/00515-0

    DOI: 10.1016/b0-08-044854-2/00515-0

    2005

    Modality and Narrative (Chapter)

    Simpson, P. (2005). Modality and Narrative. In H. Herman, M. Jahn, & M. L. Ryan (Eds.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory (pp. 313-315). Routledge.

    2004

    Editorial (Journal article)

    Simpson, P. (2004). Editorial. Language and Literature: International Journal of Stylistics, 13(1), 5-7. doi:10.1177/0963947004041816

    DOI: 10.1177/0963947004041816

    Stylistics: A Resource Book for Students (Book)

    Simpson, P. (2004). Stylistics: A Resource Book for Students (1st edition ed.). Routledge.

    2003

    Editors' preface (Chapter)

    Carter, R., & Simpson, P. (2003). Editors' preface. doi:10.4324/9780203108789

    DOI: 10.4324/9780203108789

    Language, Discourse and Literature (Chapter)

    Language, Discourse and Literature (n.d.). Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203108789

    DOI: 10.4324/9780203108789

    Language, Ideology and Point of View (Book)

    Simpson, P. (n.d.). Language, Ideology and Point of View. Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203136867

    DOI: 10.4324/9780203136867

    Politeness phenomena in Ionesco's The Lesson (Chapter)

    Simpson, P. (2003). Politeness phenomena in Ionesco's The Lesson. In Language, Discourse and Literature: An Introductory Reader in Discourse Stylistics (pp. 169-190). doi:10.4324/9780203108789

    DOI: 10.4324/9780203108789

    Language and Power (Chapter)

    Fowler, R., & Simpson, P. (2003). Language and Power. In W. Frawley (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (pp. 30548-30551.). Oxford.

    On the Discourse of Satire: Towards a Stylistic Model of Satirical Humor (Book)

    Simpson, P. (2003). On the Discourse of Satire: Towards a Stylistic Model of Satirical Humor. John Benjamins Publishing.

    2002

    7. DISCOURSE ANALYSIS AND STYLISTICS (Journal article)

    Simpson, P., & Hall, G. (2002). 7. DISCOURSE ANALYSIS AND STYLISTICS. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 22, 136-149. doi:10.1017/s0267190502000077

    DOI: 10.1017/s0267190502000077

    Odd Talk: Studying Discourses of Incongruity (Chapter)

    Simpson, P. (2002). Odd Talk: Studying Discourses of Incongruity. In J. Culpeper, M. Short, & P. Verdonk (Eds.), Exploring the Language of Drama: From Text to Context (pp. 34-53). Routledge.

    2001

    'Reason' and 'tickle' as pragmatic constructs in the discourse of advertising (Journal article)

    Simpson, P. (2001). 'Reason' and 'tickle' as pragmatic constructs in the discourse of advertising. JOURNAL OF PRAGMATICS, 33(4), 589-607. doi:10.1016/S0378-2166(00)00004-7

    DOI: 10.1016/S0378-2166(00)00004-7

    'Deciphering Otter Prints’: Language, Form and Memory in the Poetry of Michael Longley. (Journal article)

    Simpson, P. (2001). 'Deciphering Otter Prints’: Language, Form and Memory in the Poetry of Michael Longley.. The Honest Ulsterman.

    2000

    Satirical Humour and Cultural Context; with a Note on the Curious Case of Father Todd Unctuous (Chapter)

    Simpson, P. (2000). Satirical Humour and Cultural Context; with a Note on the Curious Case of Father Todd Unctuous. In A. Bex, M. Burke, & P. Stockwell (Eds.), Contextualized Stylistics In Honour of Peter Verdonk (pp. 243-266). Rodopi.

    1999

    Language, culture and identity: With (another) look at accents in pop and rock singing (Journal article)

    SIMPSON, P. (1999). Language, culture and identity: With (another) look at accents in pop and rock singing. Multilingua - Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 18(4), 343-368. doi:10.1515/mult.1999.18.4.343

    DOI: 10.1515/mult.1999.18.4.343

    Pedagogical stylistics and literary evaluation (Journal article)

    Simpson, P. (1999). Pedagogical stylistics and literary evaluation. Journal of Literary Studies, 15(3-4), 510-528. doi:10.1080/02564719908530242

    DOI: 10.1080/02564719908530242

    1998

    Stylistics, criticism and mythrepresentation again: squaring the circle with Ray Mackay's subjective solution for all problems (Journal article)

    Short, M., Freeman, D. C., van Peer, W., & Simpson, P. (1998). Stylistics, criticism and mythrepresentation again: squaring the circle with Ray Mackay's subjective solution for all problems. Language and Literature: International Journal of Stylistics, 7(1), 39-50. doi:10.1177/096394709800700103

    DOI: 10.1177/096394709800700103

    1997

    A quadrant model for the study of speech and thought presentation (Journal article)

    Simpson, P. (1997). A quadrant model for the study of speech and thought presentation. Journal of Literary Semantics, 26(3).

    Language Through Literature An Introduction (Book)

    Simpson, P. (1997). Language Through Literature An Introduction. Psychology Press.

    NOTES AND DISCUSSION (Journal article)

    NOTES AND DISCUSSION (1997). jlse, 26(3), 211-228. doi:10.1515/jlse.1997.26.3.211

    DOI: 10.1515/jlse.1997.26.3.211

    The Interactive World of 'The Third Policeman' (Chapter)

    Simpson, P. (1997). The Interactive World of 'The Third Policeman'. In A. Clune, & T. Hurson (Eds.), Conjuring complexities: essays on Flann O'Brien (pp. 73-81). Dufour Editions.

    Understanding Metaphor in Literature (Book Review)

    Simpson, P. (1997). Understanding Metaphor in Literature. Notes and Queries, 44(2), 297-298.

    1996

    Editorial (Journal article)

    Bex, T., Short, M., Simpson, P., & Wales, K. (1996). Editorial. Language and Literature: International Journal of Stylistics, 5(1), 1-3. doi:10.1177/096394709600500101

    DOI: 10.1177/096394709600500101

    1995

    Language, Literature and Film: The Stylistics of Bernard MacLaverty’s Cal (Chapter)

    Simpson, P., & Montgomery, M. (1995). Language, Literature and Film: The Stylistics of Bernard MacLaverty’s Cal. In P. Verdonk, & J. J. Weber (Eds.), Twentieth-century Fiction: From Text to Context (pp. 138-164). Psychology Press.

    1994

    The Recovery of Rhetoric: Persuasive Discourse and Disciplinarity in the Human Sciences (Book Review)

    Simpson, P. (1994). The Recovery of Rhetoric: Persuasive Discourse and Disciplinarity in the Human Sciences. Notes and Queries, 41(2), 237-239.

    1993

    English Language (Journal article)

    TURNER, K., MACMAHON, M. K. C., VAN DER LEEK, F., DOR, J., COATES, R., & SIMPSON, P. (1993). English Language. The Year's Work in English Studies, 71(1), 112-176. doi:10.1093/ywes/71.1.112

    DOI: 10.1093/ywes/71.1.112

    1992

    SPEECH ACTS AND LITERARY-THEORY - PETREY,S (Book Review)

    SIMPSON, P. (1992). SPEECH ACTS AND LITERARY-THEORY - PETREY,S. JOURNAL OF PRAGMATICS, 17(4), 369-372. doi:10.1016/0378-2166(92)90016-5

    DOI: 10.1016/0378-2166(92)90016-5

    Teaching Stylistics: Analysing Cohesion and Narrative Structure in a Short Story by Ernest Hemingway (Journal article)

    Simpson, P. (1992). Teaching Stylistics: Analysing Cohesion and Narrative Structure in a Short Story by Ernest Hemingway. Language and Literature: International Journal of Stylistics, 1(1), 47-67. doi:10.1177/096394709200100104

    DOI: 10.1177/096394709200100104

    English Language (Journal article)

    TURNER, K., MACMAHON, M., LEEK, F. V. D., DOR, J., COATES, R., & SIMPSON, P. (1992). English Language. The Year's Work in English Studies, 70(1), 78-150. doi:10.1093/ywes/70.1.78

    DOI: 10.1093/ywes/70.1.78

    The Taming of the Text (Book Review)

    Simpson, P. (1992). The Taming of the Text. Notes and Queries, 39(4), 530-531.

    1991

    English Language (Journal article)

    TURNER, K., MacMAHON, M. K. C., COLMAN, F., DOR, J., COATES, R., & SIMPSON, P. (1991). English Language. The Year's Work in English Studies, 69(1), 52-114. doi:10.1093/ywes/69.1.52

    DOI: 10.1093/ywes/69.1.52

    1990

    Modality in Literary-Critical Discourse (Chapter)

    Simpson, P. (1990). Modality in Literary-Critical Discourse. In W. Nash (Ed.), The Writing Scholar Studies in Academic Discourse (pp. 63-94). SAGE Publications, Incorporated.

    English Language (Journal article)

    BURNLEY, D., MACMAHON, M. K. C., TURNER, K., COLMAN, F., DOR, J., COATES, R., & SIMPSON, P. (1990). English Language. The Year's Work in English Studies, 68(1), 59-120. doi:10.1093/ywes/68.1.59

    DOI: 10.1093/ywes/68.1.59

    Towards a Modal Grammar of Point of View in Fiction (Journal article)

    Simpson, P. (1990). Towards a Modal Grammar of Point of View in Fiction. Liverpool Papers in Language and Discourse.

    1989

    English Language (Journal article)

    Coates, R., MacMahon, K. C. M., Turner, K., Colman, F., Denison, D., & Simpson, P. (1989). English Language. The Year's Work in English Studies, 67(1), 63-117. doi:10.1093/ywes/67.1.63

    DOI: 10.1093/ywes/67.1.63

    Language, Discourse and Literature An Introductory Reader in Discourse Stylistics (Book)

    Carter, R., & Simpson, P. (1989). Language, Discourse and Literature An Introductory Reader in Discourse Stylistics. Psychology Press.

    1988

    THE TRANSITIVITY MODEL (Journal article)

    SIMPSON, P. (1988). THE TRANSITIVITY MODEL. CRITICAL STUDIES IN MASS COMMUNICATION, 5(2), 166-172. doi:10.1080/15295038809366696

    DOI: 10.1080/15295038809366696

    Models for Stylistic Analysis: Access through Application (Journal article)

    Simpson, P. (1988). Models for Stylistic Analysis: Access through Application. Parlance.

    1987

    The Narrative Structure of Hemingway’s 'The Old Man and the Sea': A Multilayered Stylistic Analysis (Journal article)

    Simpson, P. (1987). The Narrative Structure of Hemingway’s 'The Old Man and the Sea': A Multilayered Stylistic Analysis. Belfast Working Papers in Language and Linguistics.

    1986

    Phatic Communion in Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman (Chapter)

    Simpson, P. (1986). Phatic Communion in Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman. In J. Harris, D. Little, & D. Singleton (Eds.), Perspectives on the English Language in Ireland, (pp. 231-242). Trinity College.

    1982

    Studies in Discourse Analysis. (Book Review)

    Simpson, P. (1982). Studies in Discourse Analysis.. Network, 4, 11-13.

    The Sociolinguistic Analysis of Narrative (Journal article)

    Simpson, P., & Carter, R. A. (1982). The Sociolinguistic Analysis of Narrative. Belfast Working Papers in Language and Linguistics.