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Fiction and Pragmatics


Locher, Miriam A; Jucker, Andreas H; Landert, Daniela; Messerli, Thomas C (2023). Fiction and Pragmatics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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This Element outlines current issues in the study of the pragmatics of fiction. It starts from the premise that fictional texts are complex and multi-layered communicative acts which deserve attention in pragmatic research in their own right, and it highlights the need to understand them as cultural artefacts rich in possibilities to explore pragmatic effects and pragmatic theorising. The issues covered are (1) the participation structure of fictional texts, (2) the performance aspect of fictional texts, (3) the interaction between readers and viewers and the fictional texts, as well as (4) the pragmatic effects of drawing on indexical linguistic features for evoking ideologies in characterisation. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.

Abstract

This Element outlines current issues in the study of the pragmatics of fiction. It starts from the premise that fictional texts are complex and multi-layered communicative acts which deserve attention in pragmatic research in their own right, and it highlights the need to understand them as cultural artefacts rich in possibilities to explore pragmatic effects and pragmatic theorising. The issues covered are (1) the participation structure of fictional texts, (2) the performance aspect of fictional texts, (3) the interaction between readers and viewers and the fictional texts, as well as (4) the pragmatic effects of drawing on indexical linguistic features for evoking ideologies in characterisation. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.

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Item Type:Monograph
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > English Department
08 Research Priority Programs > Language and Space
06 Faculty of Arts > Zurich Center for Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:820 English & Old English literatures
Language:English
Date:9 March 2023
Deposited On:24 Feb 2023 10:35
Last Modified:03 Jan 2024 15:02
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Series Name:Cambridge Elements
Number of Pages:86
ISBN:9781009095433
OA Status:Hybrid
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009091688
Related URLs:https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/semantics-and-pragmatics/fiction-and-pragmatics?format=PB&isbn=9781009095433 (Publisher)
  • Content: Published Version
  • Language: English
  • Licence: Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)