Leech and Short’s Checklist of Lexical Features in Style in Fiction: A Theoretical Analysis


  • Suzan Makhloof Assistant Lecturer at the Dept. of English, Faculty of Arts Zagazig University, Egypt




Vocabulary, lexical features, semantic functionality, syntactic functionality


This paper aims at investigating Leech and Short's Checklist of Lexical Features in their book Style in Fiction (2007) in order to help students of Stylistics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels to deeply understand the application of such features. Leech and Short put these lexical features in the form of questions that should be answered by students who are conducting a stylistic lexical analysis of any literary work. In this paper, the researcher will mainly highlight how such features can operate in literary texts by providing explanation to these questions and answer them with examples.


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How to Cite

Makhloof , S. . (2020). Leech and Short’s Checklist of Lexical Features in Style in Fiction: A Theoretical Analysis . International Journal Online of Humanities, 6(4), 19–43. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijohmn.v6i4.189