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Language, Ideology and Point of View : Elements of Business Series - Paul Simpson

Language, Ideology and Point of View

Elements of Business Series

Paperback Published: 27th May 1993
ISBN: 9780415071079
Number Of Pages: 216

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This systematic introduction to the concept of point of view in language explores the ways in which point of view is shaped by ideology. It focusses on the way in which people encode their beliefs and biases in a wide variety of media.This systematic introduction to the concept of point of view in language explores the ways in which point of view intersects with and is shaped by ideology. It specifically focuses on the way in which speakers and writers linguistically encode their beliefs, interests and biases in a wide range of media. The book draws on an extensive array of linguistic theories and frameworks and each chapter includes a self-contained introduction to a particular topic in linguistics, allowing easy reference. The author uses examples from a variety of literary and non-literary text types such as, narrative fiction, advertisements and newspaper reports.

"Simpson has given us a powerful set of analytical tools, which teh persistent will assimilate to the benefit of both themselves and their hearer." -Robert Howard

Series Editor's Introduction to the Interface Seriesp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introduction: Analysing Point of View in Languagep. 1
Point of View in Narrative Fiction: Preliminariesp. 11
Point of View in Narrative Fiction: a Modal Grammarp. 46
Encoding Experience in Language: The System of Transitivityp. 86
Pragmatics and Point of Viewp. 119
Notes and Further Readingp. 157
Gender, Ideology and Point of Viewp. 159
Afterwordp. 179
Referencesp. 183
Indexp. 189
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ISBN: 9780415071079
ISBN-10: 0415071070
Series: Elements of Business Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 27th May 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.79 x 13.67  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1