Item description for When Voices Clash: A Study in Literary Pragmatics (Trends in Linguistics: Studies and Monographs) (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs) by Jacob L. Mey...
What is the basic difference between a good and a bad novel? What makes us lose the "thread" of the story (and interest in the plot and the character)? What is it that interrupts the necessary processes of continuously recreating the text that are so crucial for text consumption and successful readership?
Rooted in the pragmatics of literature, this study presents an inquiry into the way divergent, implicit or explicit, points of view of literary characters ("voices") may clash with each other, thus potentially derailing the entire narrative engine. Inquiring into the ways in which such collisions are caused, observed, and possibly repaired, this book examines the various linguistic and narrative technical "tricks" that the reader has at his or her disposal in order successfully to follow the narrative and keep the thread of the narrative intact. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 6.42" Height: 1.18" Weight: 1.97 lbs.
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
ISBN 3110158205 ISBN13 9783110158205
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More About Jacob L. Mey
Jacob L. Mey is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense Main Campus. In 1977 he founded, with Hartmut Haberland, the "Journal of Pragmatics," of which he is the chief editor. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Zaragoza, Spain in 1992. His latest publications include "The Concise Encyclopedia of Pragmatics" (editor, 1998), and "When Voices Clash: A Study in Literary Pragmatics" (1999).
Jacob L. Mey has an academic affiliation as follows - Odense University University of Southern Denmark University of Souther.