Participation structure in fictional discourse: Authors, scriptwriters, audiences and characters

Messerli, Thomas C.. (2017) Participation structure in fictional discourse: Authors, scriptwriters, audiences and characters. In: Pragmatics of Fiction. Berlin, pp. 25-54.

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This chapter provides an overview of the participation structure in fic- tional discourse by discussing the relevant theoretical participation frameworks. The main focus is on the discourse of film and television, which is discussed in-depth, before the participation structures of literary fiction and drama are also addressed. The discussion highlights the participant roles each of the models describes for authors/producers, characters, and particularly for recipients/read- ers, which are given most focus in pragmatic research. One of the key differences between different frameworks has been the conceptualization of recipients/readers as either ratified participants or unratified overhearers. The chapter explains the terms as they are used by Goffman (1976, 1979) as well as the different positions that the respective theoretical approaches adopt.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > English Linguistics (Locher)
UniBasel Contributors:Messerli, Thomas C.
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
Publisher:De Gruyter Mouton
Series Name:Handbooks of pragmatics
Issue Number:12
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
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