Categorial anomaly, surprise and epiphany

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Nigel Fabb is Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland). He has a BA in literature (Cambridge), and a PhD in linguistics (MIT). He was editor of the Journal of Linguistics from 1997 to 2014, and is the author of ten books, including a descriptive grammar of the Sudanic language Màdi, and four books on linguistics as applied to literature. The most recent of these also links poetry to the psychology of working memory. He currently has a Leverhulme Fellowship (2014-2017) to study epiphanies from psychological and literary linguistic perspectives.