Publication details [#1999]

Carter, Ronald A. 1984. Why have I started to talk to you like this? Narrative voices, discourse pragmatics and textual openings. In Peer, Willy Van and Jan Renkema, eds. Pragmatics and stylistics. Acco. pp. 95–132.
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On the inclusion of the areas of textual semantics and pragmatics in the field of stylistic analyses of literary and non-literary discourse. In particular, C. examines the significance of the narrative organization adopted by a writer in order to communicate with readers at the very opening of a text.