Pragmatics and Fiction

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Pragmatics and Fiction explores the basic pragmatic differences between fictional and nonfictional discourse. These differences derive mainly from the creation of a fictional figure who narrates the text and who, in turn, addresses his narrative to a fictional audience. Since these figures become the language users of the fictional text and, therefore, displace the actual writer and reader from the communicative context, they dominate the text’s pragmatic features. After elaborating a description of fiction from the point of view of these fictional language users, some of the implications for literary interpretation are taken up, particularly those for reader-oriented criticism.
[Pragmatics & Beyond, VI:2]  1985.  vi, 77 pp.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1
1.1. Pragmatics
1
1.2. Fiction
2
2. The Pragmatic Structure of Fiction
9
2.1. Fiction and pretending
10
2.2. The pragmatic structure of fiction
12
2.3. The fictional context
15
2.4. The pragmatic unity of fiction
23
3. The Pragmatic Structure and the Reader
27
3.1. The competent reader
27
3.2. The historical reader
29
3.3. The implied reader
32
4. Pragmatics and the Interpretation of Fiction
39
4.1. The communicative context and fiction
40
4.2. Speech acts and interpretation
43
4.3. The pragmatic structure and interpretive strategies
51
5. Pragmatics and the Rhetoric of Fiction
59
5.1. The communicative context and rhetoric
59
5.2. The rhetoric of speech acts
62
5.3. The rhetoric of fictional models
66
5.4. The pragmatic structure and rhetorical motivation
70
Footnotes
73
References
75
Texts
79
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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