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Sandrine Sorlin


 

Sandrine Sorlin is Professor of English language and linguistics. Previously at Aix-Marseille University (from 2013 to 2018), she is now a professor at University Paul Valéry - Montpellier 3 (where she was a senior lecturer from 2007 to 2013).

She is an honorary fellow member of the Institut Universitaire de France.

Specialized in stylistics and pragmatics, she has published books on linguistic defamiliarisation in English literature (La Défamiliarisation linguistique dans le roman anglais contemporain, PULM, 2010) and on language and authority in a historical perspective (Langage et autorité: de l’ordre linguistique à la force dialogique, PUR, 2012).

She is also the author of a handbook of stylistics (La Stylistique anglaise. Théories et Pratiques, PUR, 2014), the co-editor of The Pragmatics of Personal Pronouns with Laure Gardelle (John Benjamins, 2015) and The Pragmatics of Irony and Banter with Manuel Jobert (John Benjamins, 2018)

She published a monograph on an American political TV series (Language and Manipulation in House of Cards: A Pragma-Stylistic Perspective, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) for which she received an award from the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE book award 2018).

She edited a book on Stylistic Manipulation of the Reader in Contemporary Fiction (Bloomsbury, 2020) and co-edited with Virginie Iché The Rhetoric of Literary Communication. From Classical English Novels to Contemporary Digital Fiction with Routledge (2022).

Her latest monograph brings together her interests in personal pronouns and addresses to readers. It is entitled The Stylistics of 'You'. Second-Person Pronoun and Its Pragmatic Effects and was published by Cambridge University Press in 2022.

She chaired the Société de Stylistique Anglaise (http://stylistique-anglaise.org/home/) from 2015 to 2019 and then co-chaired it until 2021. She was editor-in-chief of Etudes de Stylistique Anglaise during that period. She is currently Assistant Editor of Language and Literature. International Journal of Stylistics.

 


Journal articles28 documents

  • Sandrine Sorlin. The effects of manipulative rhetoric in Kevin Spacey’s “Let Me Be Frank” YouTube video. Text and Talk, Walter de Gruyter, 2022, ⟨10.1515/text-2021-0022⟩. ⟨hal-03770943⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Readerly Freedom from the Nascent Novel to Digital Fiction: Confronting Fielding's Joseph Andrews and Burne's "24 Hours with Someone You Know". Narrative, Ohio State University Press, 2020, 28 (1), pp.62-82. ⟨10.1353/nar.2020.0005⟩. ⟨halshs-02486317⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Auster’s autobiographical ‘you’ in Report From the Interior: multi-faceted (inter)subjectivities. E-rea - Revue électronique d’études sur le monde anglophone, Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherche sur le Monde Anglophone, 2019, De la recherche fondamentale à la transmission de la recherche. Le cas du discours rapporté, ⟨10.4000/erea.8900⟩. ⟨halshs-02486299⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. La stylistique anglaise comme carrefour de l'anglistique. Etudes de stylistique anglaise, Société de stylistique anglaise, Lyon, 2018, ⟨10.4000/esa.398⟩. ⟨halshs-02486294⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Strategies of involvement and moral detachment in House of Cards. Journal of Literary Semantics, Walter de Gruyter, 2018, 47 (1), pp.21-41. ⟨10.1515/jls-2018-0002⟩. ⟨halshs-02486287⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin, Laure Gardelle. Anthropocentrism, egocentrism and the notion of Animacy Hierarchy. International Journal of Language and Culture, John Benjamins Publishing, 2018, From Culture to Language and Back: The Animacy Hierarchy in language and discourse, 5 (2), ⟨10.1075/ijolc.00004.gar⟩. ⟨hal-01874511⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Vers une théorisation du discours séducteur. E-rea - Revue électronique d’études sur le monde anglophone, Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherche sur le Monde Anglophone, 2017, La Séduction du discours / On Seductive Discourse, 15 (1), ⟨10.4000/erea.5884⟩. ⟨halshs-01664927⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. The second-person pronoun across genres. Recherches Anglaises et Nord Americaines, Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg, 2017, Discourse, Boundaries and Genres in English Studies: an Assessment, pp.135-148. ⟨halshs-01629090⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. The pragmatics of manipulation: Exploiting im/politeness theories. Journal of Pragmatics, Elsevier, 2017, 121, pp.132-146. ⟨10.1016/j.pragma.2017.10.002⟩. ⟨halshs-01629082⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. From a stylistic angle: methodological issues and liminal creativity. Angles: French Perspectives on the Anglophone World, SAES – Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur, 2016. ⟨hal-01396067⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Three major handbooks in three years: Stylistics as a mature discipline. Language and Literature, SAGE Publications, 2016, 25 (3), ⟨10.1177/0963947016660221⟩. ⟨hal-01396066⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Person deixis and impersonation in Iain Banks’s Complicity . Language and Literature, SAGE Publications, 2015, 24 (1), pp.40-53. ⟨10.1177/0963947014568754⟩. ⟨halshs-01271605⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Ideological crossings: ‘you’ and the pragmatics of negation in Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place . Etudes de stylistique anglaise, Société de stylistique anglaise, Lyon, 2014, Crossings, 7, pp.11-25. ⟨halshs-01271570⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Mutli-layered self-reflexivity in Will Self’s Great Apes. Etudes Anglaises, Klincksieck, 2014, 67 (2), pp.176-188. ⟨10.3917/etan.672.0176⟩. ⟨halshs-01271562⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. The ‘indisciplinarity’ of stylistics. Topics in linguistics, Sciendo, 2014, 14 (1), pp.9-15. ⟨10.2478/topling-2014-0008⟩. ⟨halshs-01271566⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. L’Art de s’adresser à l’autre avec adresse : des leçons sociolinguistiques de Lord Chesterfield (1737-1768) à The Art of Selling Yourself (2012). Etudes de stylistique anglaise, Société de stylistique anglaise, Lyon, 2013, 6, pp.82-93. ⟨halshs-01271558⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. The Man in the High Castle de Philip K. Dick : et si on changeait le contexte ?. Etudes de stylistique anglaise, Société de stylistique anglaise, Lyon, 2011, 3, pp.31-43. ⟨halshs-01079317⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Science, Linguistique, Littérature : trois disciplines, deux discours, une culture. E-rea - Revue électronique d’études sur le monde anglophone, Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherche sur le Monde Anglophone, 2010, La Production et l’analyse des discours, 8 (1), ⟨10.4000/erea.1323⟩. ⟨halshs-01271550⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. De Drake à Chatwin : Rhétoriques de la découverte (Frédéric Regard). Études britanniques contemporaines - Revue de la Société dʼétudes anglaises contemporaines, Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2010, 39, pp.191-193. ⟨hal-03062095⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Reconstructing linguistic history: language as legacy in W. Golding’s The Inheritors. Études britanniques contemporaines - Revue de la Société dʼétudes anglaises contemporaines, Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2010, 38, pp.103-113. ⟨halshs-01271553⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Pratique croisée de la lecture et de l'écriture : de l'idéologie à l'autonomie. La clé des langues, Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon, 2009, 15 p. ⟨hal-03062094⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. The Alteration de Kingsley Amis : un essai de linguistique surveillée. Bulletin de la Société de stylistique anglaise, Société de stylistique Anglaise, 2009, pp.87-98. ⟨halshs-01053152⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Reste et résistance linguistique : le langage métaphorico-fantastique dans "Riddley Walker" de Russell Hoban. Etudes Anglaises, Klincksieck, 2008, 61 (1), pp.31-42. ⟨hal-03061299⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. A Linguistic Approach to David Mitchell's Science-fiction Stories in Cloud Atlas. miscelánea, a journal of English and American Studies, Universidad de Zaragoza, 2008, language and linguistics, 37, pp.75-89. ⟨halshs-01271546⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. La langue philosophique de John Wilkins (1614-1672) : langage universel ou utopie linguistique ?. Etudes Epistémè : revue de littérature et de civilisation (XVIe - XVIIIe siècles), Association Études Épistémè, 2007, 12 (automne), pp.117-130. ⟨10.4000/episteme.923⟩. ⟨hal-03061295⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. L'inquiétante étrangeté du langage dans "Riddley Walker" de Russell Hoban. Études britanniques contemporaines - Revue de la Société dʼétudes anglaises contemporaines, Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2007, 32 (juin), pp.103-110. ⟨hal-03061291⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Time, distance and language: the three dimensions of Will Self's "Book of Dave". In-between : Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism, G. R. Taneja, 2006, 15 (2), pp.99-113. ⟨hal-02874386⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. La LINGUISTIQUE-FICTION au XXè siècle Notes sur Orwell, Burgess, Hoban, Golding. Travaux & documents, Université de La Réunion, Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines, 2005, Uglossies, 23, pp.123-134. ⟨halshs-01271515⟩

Conference papers2 documents

  • Sandrine Sorlin. Kiran Desai's Inventive Italics. "Inventive Linguistics", Interdisciplinary International Conference, Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III, 11-13 mars 2009, 2009, Montpellier, France. ⟨hal-03072063⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Restructuring Linguistic History: language as Legacy in Golding's "The Inheritors". The Third International William Golding Conference "Digging for Picture", Amiens, 13-14 mars 2008, 2008, Amiens, France. ⟨hal-03072062⟩

Books16 documents

Book sections17 documents

  • Virginie Iché, Sandrine Sorlin. Introduction: Addressing Readers: New Theoretical Perspectives. The Rhetoric of Literary Communication. From Classical English Novels to Contemporary Digital Fiction, Routledge, pp.2-22, 2022. ⟨hal-03606766⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Introduction: Manipulation in fiction. Stylistic Manipulation of the Reader in Contemporary Fiction, Bloomsbury Academic, 2020, ⟨10.5040/9781350062993.0005⟩. ⟨halshs-02486282⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Approaching Norms and Margins on Different Levels: Going beyond the Standard/Non-Standard Divide. Standardising English. Norms and Margins in the History of the English Language, Cambridge University Press, pp.22-42, 2018, ⟨10.1017/9781108120470.002⟩. ⟨halshs-02486292⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Chapter 10. The Rolling Stones promoting Monty Python: The power of irony and banter. John Benjamins. The Pragmatics of Irony and Banter, 30, pp.195-20, 2018, Linguistic Approaches to Literature, ⟨10.1075/lal.30.10sor⟩. ⟨halshs-02486288⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Breaking the fourth wall: The pragmatics of the second person pronoun in House of Cards. Laure Gardelle and Sandrine Sorlin. The Pragmatics of Personal Pronouns , John Benjamins Publishing, pp.125-145, 2015, 9789027259363. ⟨halshs-01271483⟩
  • Laure Gardelle, Sandrine Sorlin. Personal pronouns: An exposition. Laure Gardelle and Sandrine Sorlin. The Pragmatics of Personal Pronouns, John Benjamins Publishing, pp.1-24, 2015, 9789027259363. ⟨10.1075/slcs.171.01gar⟩. ⟨halshs-01271466⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Stylistic techniques and ethical staging in Otavia Butler's 'Speech Sounds'. Maylis Rospide and Sandrine Sorlin. The Ethics and Poetics of Alterity. New Perspectives on Genre Literature , Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp.82-94, 2015. ⟨halshs-01271457⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Le genre : ligne de force de la théorie et de la pratique littéraire ?. Driss Ablali, Ayoub Bouhouhou et Ouidad Tebbaa Les genres textuels, une question d’interprétation ? , Lambert-Lucas, pp.103-112, 2015. ⟨halshs-01271449⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. The power of impoliteness: a historical perspective. Denis Jamet and Manuel Jobert. Aspects of Linguistic Impoliteness, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp.45-58, 2013. ⟨halshs-01271431⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Le scandale linguistique selon Walker Percy. Sandrine Sorlin. L'art du langage : fragments anglo-américains, 4, Michel Houdiard éd., pp.175-184, 2011. ⟨hal-03058092⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Quand l’étrangisation linguistique rime avec stérilité : La langue des Vril-ya (XIXe), le Newspeak (XXe), le Mokni & l’Arpee (XXIe siècles). Yves Clavaron. L’Étrangeté des langues, Presses Universitaires de Saint-Etienne, pp.143-152, 2011. ⟨halshs-01271426⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. From the Universal Philosophical langues to the ‘Language of Chemistry: continuity and rupture. Gerda Hassler. Nationale und transnationale Perspektiven der Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft, Nodus Publikationen, pp.249-256, 2011. ⟨hal-03058091⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. "Inventedness" and Inventiveness: for a Postmodern Linguistics. Sandrine Sorlin. Inventive Linguistics, Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée, pp.85-94, 2010. ⟨halshs-01068267⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Twentieth-Century Linguistic Dystopias: A Continuum between Commitment and Autonomy. Jean-Michel Ganteau; Christine Reynier. Autonomy and Commitment : in twentieth-century British literature, 5, PULM (Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée), pp.203-211, 2010. ⟨hal-02876296⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. A Clockwork Orange: a linguistic symphony. Marc Jeannin. Anthony Burgess : music in literature and literature in music, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp.45-56, 2010. ⟨hal-03058090⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Euphémisme et idéologie. Sous la direction de Denis Jamet et Manuel Jobert. Empreintes de l'euphémisme : tours et détours, L'Harmattan, pp.95-105, 2010. ⟨hal-03056336⟩
  • Sandrine Sorlin. Les meilleurs romans anglais depuis 1939 : la tradition littéraire revue et corrigée par Anthony Burgess. Etudes des pays anglophones (Montpellier). La tradition littéraire dans les essais anglo-américains, M. Houdiard, pp.52-60, 2009. ⟨hal-03055689⟩

Other publications1 document

  • Sandrine Sorlin. La Présentation de soi : Ethos et identité verbale. 2012, pp.7-10. ⟨hal-03077584⟩