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Stance in Fiction


Landert, Daniela (2017). Stance in Fiction. In: Locher, Miriam A; Jucker, Andreas H. Pragmatics of Fiction. Berlin: De Gruyter, 489-514.

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This chapter deals with stance as the expression of evaluative, epistemic and affective attitudes. Stance is a multifaceted concept and it is used in different ways across different research traditions. In fiction, stance can be realised both in character speech and in narratorial voice, and it can be expressed verbally as well as through non-verbal means, such as gestures and facial expressions. Studying stance can provide insights into characterisation, the dynamics between characters, plot development and narrative perspective. The chapter provides an overview of the different ways in which stance is relevant for the study of fiction from a pragmatic perspective, and it points to the great potential of future research in this area.

Abstract

This chapter deals with stance as the expression of evaluative, epistemic and affective attitudes. Stance is a multifaceted concept and it is used in different ways across different research traditions. In fiction, stance can be realised both in character speech and in narratorial voice, and it can be expressed verbally as well as through non-verbal means, such as gestures and facial expressions. Studying stance can provide insights into characterisation, the dynamics between characters, plot development and narrative perspective. The chapter provides an overview of the different ways in which stance is relevant for the study of fiction from a pragmatic perspective, and it points to the great potential of future research in this area.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > English Department
Dewey Decimal Classification:820 English & Old English literatures
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:30 May 2017 14:15
Last Modified:01 May 2018 00:03
Publisher:De Gruyter
Series Name:Handbooks of Pragmatics [HOPS]
Number:12
ISSN:1877-9611
ISBN:978-3-11-043970-0
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110431094-016
Related URLs:https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/458681 (Publisher)
https://www.recherche-portal.ch/ZAD:default_scope:ebi01_prod010889817 (Library Catalogue)
https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110431094 (Publisher)

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