Interactive Dialogue Sequences in Middle English Drama

| University of Cagliari
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This book looks at mediaeval English drama using the theoretical frameworks of historical sociopragmatics and dialogue analysis. It focuses on the collection of cycle plays known as the N.Town Plays, preserved in a manuscript from the fifteenth century. The book examines various linguistic markers that are important for the expression of social relations and pragmatic stance: pronouns and terms of address, modal markers, performatives, and sequential structures such as question-answer, imperative-compliance, etc. These elements are examined separately and then brought together to arrive at a more integrated analysis of dramatic dialogue and of the dynamics of interaction it portrays. A separate chapter is devoted to tracing the same mechanisms on a different communication level, i.e. in 'dialogue' with the audience, which is particularly relevant to the instructional purposes of the plays. The book will be useful to students and scholars of pragmatics, historical linguistics, dialogue studies and drama studies.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 185]  2009.  ix, 228 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii
Abbreviations
ix
Chapter 1. Introduction
1–18
Chapter 2. Address between characters
19–49
Chapter 3. Modality
51–89
Chapter 4. Performatives and verba dicendi
91–118
Chapter 5. Pair structures
119–162
Chapter 6. Addressing and directing the audience
163–192
Chapter 7. Conclusions
193–199
References
201–220
Index
221–223
Index of names
225–228
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2009003059