Maria Nikolajeva

List of John Benjamins publications for which Maria Nikolajeva plays a role.


Subjects Applied linguistics | Cognition and language | Theoretical literature & literary studies | Writing and literacy


Nikolajeva, Maria and Elizabeth Taylor 2017 Chapter 10. Connecting worlds: Mapping space-time in three fictional islandsMaps and Mapping in Children's Literature: Landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes, Goga, Nina and Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer (eds.), pp. 185–202 | Chapter
This chapter, based on a crossdisciplinary framework of cultural geography and children’s literature theory, discusses three children’s novels set on islands, all of which operate within ambiguous fictional worlds and use ambiguous narrative perspective. The issues of belonging/not belonging,… read more
Nikolajeva, Maria 2009 “When I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean”: Power and (mis)communication in literature for young readersHumane Readings: Essays on literary mediation and communication in honour of Roger D. Sell, Finch, Jason, Martin Gill, Anthony Johnson, Iris Lindahl-Raittila, Inna Lindgren, Tuija Virtanen and Brita Wårvik (eds.), pp. 77–87 | Article
This article pays tribute to one of Roger Sell’s most prominent research areas, communication and pragmatics in literature. In literature for young readers especially, language is used as an instrument of power, both in communication between the implied author (adult) and the implied reader… read more
Nikolajeva, Maria 2002 5. The verbal and the visual: The picturebook as a mediumChildren's Literature as Communication: The ChiLPA project, Sell, Roger D. (ed.), pp. 85–108 | Chapter
Nikolajeva, Maria 2002 6. Growing up: The dilemma of children’s literatureChildren's Literature as Communication: The ChiLPA project, Sell, Roger D. (ed.), pp. 111–136 | Chapter