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Author Black, Elizabeth.

Title Pragmatic stylistics / Elizabeth Black.

Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2006.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 166 pages).
Series Edinburgh textbooks in applied linguistics
Edinburgh textbooks in applied linguistics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-162) and indexes.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
Contents Cover -- COVER -- COPYRIGHT -- Contents -- Series Editors8217; Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Acronyms -- Glossary -- Introduction -- 1 Pragmatics and Stylistics -- 2 Pragmatic Theories -- 3 Signposts -- 4 Narrative Voices -- 5 Direct and Indirect Discourse -- 6 Politeness and Literary Discourse -- 7 Relevance and Echoic Discourse -- 8 Tropes and Parody -- 9 Symbolism -- 10 Psychonarration -- 11 Conclusion -- Bibliography -- General Index -- Index to Literary Authors and Works Cited -- Last Page.
Summary 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.
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Subject Language and languages -- Style.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Black, Elizabeth. Pragmatic stylistics. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2006 0748620400 0748620419 (OCoLC)62177696
ISBN 0748626379 (electronic bk.)
9780748626373 (electronic bk.)
0748620400 (cased)
9780748620401 (cased)
0748620419 (pbk.)
9780748620418 (pbk.)