Characteristics and Functions of Direct Quotes in Hispanic Fiction: A Linguistic Analysis (Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics #49) (Hardcover)

Characteristics and Functions of Direct Quotes in Hispanic Fiction: A Linguistic Analysis (Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics #49) By Irmengard Rauch (Editor), Isolde J. Jordan Cover Image
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This is book number 49 in the Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics series.

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The application of pragmalinguistic methods of analysis to literature is often difficult due to the special and unique way language is used in a written literary work. Based on the assumption that literature is an act of communication, Isolde J. Jordan applies communication models, such as B hler's, Jacobson's, and Ducrot's, and theories of relevance, information and dialogue structure, and foregrounding to direct quotations taken from Hispanic fiction. Jordan shows how direct speech reporting can facilitate the interpretation of fiction by creating context, enhancing relevance, and by foregrounding information, and thus speaking directly to the reader.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780820452685
ISBN-10: 0820452688
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: July 5th, 2001
Pages: 146
Language: English
Series: Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics