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The Fictions of Language and the Languages of Fiction - Monika Fludernik

The Fictions of Language and the Languages of Fiction

Hardcover Published: 10th June 1993
ISBN: 9780415092265
Number Of Pages: 556

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Monika Fludernik presents a detailed analysis of free indirect discourse as it relates to narrative theory, and the crucial problematic of how speech and thought are represented in fiction.
Building on the insights of Ann Banfield's Unspeakable Sentences, Fludernik radically extends Banfield's model to accommodate evidence from conversational narrative, non-fictional prose and literary works from Chaucer to the present.
Fludernik's model subsumes earlier insights into the forms and functions of quotation and aligns them with discourse strategies observable in the oral language. Drawing on a vast range of literature, she provides an invaluable resource for researchers in the field and introduces English readers to extensive work on the subject in German as well as comparing the free indirect discourse features of German, French and English.
This study effectively repositions the whole area between literature and linguistics, opening up a new set of questions in narrative theory.

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Abbreviations and Symbolsp. xv
Typographical Conventionsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Contexts: the Reporting of Speech and Thought Actsp. 24
Establishing the Object of Analysis: an Introduction to the Free Indirectp. 72
Indirect and Free Indirect Discourse: Aspects of Anaphoricity and Shiftingp. 110
Indirect and Free Indirect Discourse: Deictic Features and Expressivityp. 227
A Scale of Forms: Speech and Thought Representation in Contextp. 280
Dual Voice and Stylistic Deviationp. 319
Language and Consciousness: Ann Banfield's Unspeakable Sentences and Beyondp. 360
Schematic Language Representationp. 398
Consequences and Conclusionsp. 434
Referencesp. 465
Author Indexp. 524
Subject Indexp. 531
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ISBN: 9780415092265
ISBN-10: 0415092264
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 556
Published: 10th June 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.38 x 16.05  x 4.65
Weight (kg): 1.0
Edition Number: 1