Publication details [#57529]

Sealey, Alison and Lee Oakley. 2013. Anthropomorphic grammar? Some linguistic patterns in the wildlife documentary series Life. Text & Talk 33 (3) : 399–420.
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De Gruyter


This paper discusses how three grammatical features – the to infinitive form, pronouns, and the connective so –, separately and together, play a vital role in the representation of animal viewpoints, including subtly both intention and evaluation, in the transcripts of the television series Life, presented by D. Attenborough.