Center for Applied Liberal Arts
Stylistics is the part of language study that explores the connotative rather than the denotative level of a message. It is important for translators to be able to identify the elements that make up the style of the original and preserve it in their translation. In this course students learn how to identify and use the lexical, syntactic and communicative aspects of aesthetic tonality, i.e. common language vs. poetic, literary, and written language, as well as the functional specializations of language, i.e. administrative, legal, business, scientific, etc.