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When Voices Clash : A Study in Literary Pragmatics - Jacob L. Mey

When Voices Clash

A Study in Literary Pragmatics

Hardcover Published: 16th December 1998
ISBN: 9783110158205
Number Of Pages: 469
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Prefacep. v
Literary pragmatics: Why and what?p. 3
'I wanted those ships'p. 3
The context as a problemp. 6
'Don't drive like my brother (or my sister)'p. 9
Literary pragmatics: A definitionp. 12
The sentence
The state of the questionp. 15
What is the question?p. 15
Banfield's 'unspeakable sentences'p. 18
Ehrlich: Sentence and narratorp. 20
Fludernik: A synthesis?p. 25
'Lector in fabula'p. 28
The web of readingp. 29
Context and cotextp. 34
Contextual coercion: 'Setting up' the readerp. 37
The language questionp. 41
Reference and deixisp. 41
Referencep. 41
Deixisp. 43
Personal pronounsp. 45
Anaphorap. 49
Tense and point of viewp. 54
'Anchored' vs. 'non-anchored' timep. 54
Time, tense, and perspectivep. 58
'Viewing time'p. 59
True preteritsp. 66
Tense shift reconsideredp. 68
The sequence of tensesp. 69
'Backshifting' and free indirect discoursep. 72
Other languages, other waysp. 82
Speakability and voicep. 89
What is 'speakability'?p. 89
Speakable and unspeakable sentencesp. 92
Sentence and utterancep. 92
To be or not to be ... a linguist? Banfield's dilemmap. 95
Cart and horse: Ehrlich's impassep. 96
A linguistic voice? Fludernik's problemp. 99
FID and grammarp. 103
The saving grace of rules: 'Grammaire et Riffaterre'p. 103
Speakability, subject, and voicep. 108
Dual voicep. 108
Voice and voice managementp. 112
Vocality and voicep. 112
Voice managementp. 112
How are voices managed?p. 121
The 'optics' of FIDp. 126
Voice management and vocalityp. 127
Narrator's deceitp. 128
'Voicing' and speakabilityp. 132
The object of descriptionp. 136
Speakability and readabilityp. 143
Voice in focusp. 145
Perspective and voicep. 145
Focalization and localizationp. 145
Focality and vocalityp. 148
Multivocalityp. 153
Language, meaning, and truthp. 154
Orchestration and dialogizingp. 157
Problems of person: 'I', 'eye', and skazp. 161
Voice in transitionp. 172
When voices changep. 172
'Whose voice ...?'p. 172
Announcing a voice shiftp. 175
'Changing voices in mid-stream'p. 180
A smooth transition?p. 186
When voices clashp. 189
Voice trashing: 'What are you doing to my character?'p. 190
A time warpp. 190
A trashy viewp. 198
Voice mashing: 'Who's that character speaking?'p. 202
Voice crashing: 'What's that character doing in my story?'p. 211
The apostrophizing authorp. 211
Authors' untimely anticsp. 217
Unvoicingp. 224
The dialogic perspectivep. 233
Understanding as dialoguep. 233
Ownership and responsibilityp. 236
From dialogue to discourse: Cooperation and constraintp. 239
Does the reader have a voice?p. 241
'Tell me a story'p. 241
Implied authors and readersp. 243
A dialogue with deathp. 247
The not (yet) saidp. 249
The elusions of allusionsp. 252
Person and voicep. 256
The reader perspectivep. 262
Reader and textp. 262
Reading across space and timep. 262
The reader: Competent or versatile?p. 267
The implied reader revisitedp. 268
Text workp. 268
Communication and alienationp. 270
The subversive readerp. 272
Reader awarenessp. 274
The pragmatic perspectivep. 281
The power of words: A pragmatic affairp. 282
The 'superaddressee'p. 283
A 'third' voicep. 286
Reported speech: Reality or fiction?p. 288
Voice powerp. 291
'Your speech betrays you'p. 291
The narrative contextp. 295
Changing contexts, changing usersp. 297
The pragmatic turnp. 300
Words and thingsp. 300
Acts in contextp. 302
The pragmatics of readingp. 305
Coherence and understandingp. 305
Reading as a pragmatic actp. 308
The text
The voice of the textp. 317
The pragmatics of the letterp. 317
The tyranny of lettersp. 319
On writing lettersp. 322
The spirit of the otherp. 326
The dialectics of voicingp. 328
Authorship and textual controlp. 329
'Pre-set' discoursep. 330
The 'Uncle Charles principle'p. 334
Hegemony and autonomy: A responsible voicep. 338
The speakable textp. 350
Dialogue, text, and sexp. 350
Linguistics and metalinguisticsp. 354
Dialogue and dialecticsp. 359
Contact and contextp. 359
Reflection and 'anchoring'p. 361
The dialectic textp. 365
A 'new' voicep. 366
Reconsidering speakabilityp. 369
Power and distancep. 371
Conclusion: Text, voice, and societyp. 378
Notesp. 387
Primary literaturep. 409
Referencesp. 415
Name indexp. 427
Subject indexp. 433
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ISBN: 9783110158205
ISBN-10: 3110158205
Series: Trends in Linguistics
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 469
Published: 16th December 1998
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 16.31  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.82