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Pragmatic Stylistics

ISBN-10: 0748620419

ISBN-13: 9780748620418

Edition: 2006

Authors: Elizabeth Black

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This textbook series provides advanced introductions to the main areas of study in contemporary Applied Linguistics, with a principal focus on the theory and practice of language teaching and language learning and on the processes and problems of language in use. This volume is a study of the language of literary texts. It looks at the usefulness of pragmatic theories to the interpretation of literary texts and surveys methods of analysing narrative, with special attention given to narratorial authority and character focalisation. The book includes a description of Grice's Co-operative Principle and its contribution to the interpretation of literary texts, and considers Sperber and Wilson's Relevance Theory, with particular stress on the valuable insights into irony and varieties of indirect discourse it offers. Bakhtin's theories are introduced, and related to the more explicitly linguistic Relevance Theory. Metaphor, irony and parody are examined primarily as pragmatic phenomena, and there is a strand of sociolinguistic interest particularly in relation to the theories of Labov and Bakhtin. Features * The first pragmatically oriented study of the language of fictional texts. * Introduces a range of pragmatic theories and offers a range of approaches that can be applied to texts. * Includes examples from literary texts, predominantly from the twentieth century - unlike many works on pragmatics which use invented examples.
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 12/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Elizabeth Black, writer of erotic, paranormal, and historical fiction and a gifted speaker on the topic of erotic writing, is the author of The Haunting of Sandpiper Inn. An Unexpected Guest is her second novel. Ms. Black lives and writes in Boston.