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Introducing Pragmatics of Fiction: Approaches, trends and developments

Jucker, Andreas H. and Locher, Miriam A.. (2017) Introducing Pragmatics of Fiction: Approaches, trends and developments. In: Pragmatics of Fiction. Berlin, pp. 1-21.

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Abstract

In this introduction to the handbook on the Pragmatics of Fiction we introduce the aims of the collection and position it within the field of pragmatics. Considering fiction as texts that deserve to be studied in their own right, we argue that a pragmatic perspective opens interesting avenues of investigating both the techniques of fiction and how they pattern as well as the unique communication situation into which readers/viewers enter when engaging with fictional texts. We review the changing attitudes towards fictional data in the linguists’ community and then outline the themes of the collection.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > English Linguistics (Locher)
UniBasel Contributors:Locher, Miriam A.
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
Publisher:De Gruyter
ISBN:978-3-11-043970-0
e-ISBN:978-3-11-043109-4
Series Name:Handbooks of Pragmatics
Issue Number:12
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
Language:English
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Last Modified:09 May 2018 12:19
Deposited On:04 Sep 2017 14:49

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