LINGUIST List 7.722

Tue May 21 1996

Sum: Literary Pragmatics

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Date: Mon, 20 May 1996 12:21:00 +0200
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Here is a summary of the all the references that people sent in response to
my request for help with a reading list on Literary Pragmatics (vol-6-677). 
I am overwhelmed by the generosity of the people on this list. Many
thanks to you all.

Traugott, Elizabeth Closs and Mary Louise Pratt.
 1980. Linguistics for Students of Literature. Harcourt Brace

Bergner, H. 1995. The openness of medieval texts. In Andreas
 H. Jucker (ed.) Historical Pragmatics. John Benjamins, 37
 - 54.

Brimimann-Egger, Werner. 1991. The friendly reader. Modes of
 co-operation between 18th century English poets and their
 audiences. Tubingen: Stauffenberg Verlag.

Fitzmaurice, James. 1995. The language of gender and a textual
 problem in Aphra Behn's The Lover. Neuphilologische
 Mitteilungen 96, 283 - 293.

Herman, David. 1994. The Mutt and Jute dialogue in Joyce's
 Finnegan's Wake: Some Gricean Perspectives. Style 28.2,
 219 - 241.

Herman, Viamala. 1995. Dramatic Discourse. Dialogue as
 Interaction in Plays. London: Routledge.

Hiraga-Masako K. and Joanna Radwanska-Williams (eds.). 1995.
 Literary Pragmatics: Cognitive Metaphor and the Structure
 of the Poetic Text. Special Issue of Journal of Pragmatics

Kopytko, Roman. 1993. Polite Discourse in Shakespeare's English.
 Poznan: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersjtetu im. Adam
 Mickiewicza W. Poznania.

Kopytko, Roman. 1995. Linguistic Politeness Strategies in
 Shakespear's Plays. In Andreas H. Jucker (ed.). Historical
 Pragmatics. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 515 - 540.

Leech, Geoffrey. 1992. Pragmatic Principles in Shaw's You Never
 Can Tell. In Michael Toolan (ed.). Language, Text and
 Context. Essays in Stylistics. London: Routledge, 259 -

Navarro-Errasti, Ma Pilar. 1995. Communicative Clues in Sir
 Gawain and the Green Knight in Andreas Jucker (ed.).

Pilkington, Adrian. 1991. Poetic Effects. In Roger D. Sell
 (ed.). Literary Pragmatics. London: Routlege 44 - 61.

Richards, Christine. 1985. Inferential Pragmatics and the
 literary text. Journal of Pragmatics 9, 261 - 285.

Sell, Roger D. 1985. Tellability and Politeness in the Miller's
 Tale: First steps in literary pragmatics. English
 studies: A Journal of English Language and Literature 66.6,
 496 - 512.

Sell, Roger D. 1985. Politeness in Chaucer: Suggestions toward
 a Methodology for Pragmatic Stylistics. Studia
 Neophilologica 57, 175 - 185.

Sell, Roger D. 1986. Dickens and the new historicism: The
 Polyvocal audience and discourse of Dombey & Son: In
 Hawthorn, Jeremy (ed.). The 19th century British novel.
 London: Edward Arnold, 63 - 79.

Sell, Roger D. (ed.) 1991. Literary Pragmatics. London:

Sell, Roger D. 1991. Literary genre and history: Questions
 from a literary pragmaticist for socio-semioticians. In
 Ventola, Eija (ed.) Approaches to the Analysis of Literary

Sell, Roger D. 1991. The Politeness of literary texts. In
 Roger D. Sell (ed.) Literary Pragmatics. London: Routlege,
 208 - 224.

Sell, Roger D. 1992. Teaching Shakespeare on literary pragmatic
 principles. In Per Serritslev Petersen ed. Literary
 Pedagogics after Deconstruction. Scenarios and Perspectives
 in the Teaching of English Literature. Aarhus: Aarhus U.
 Press, 9 - 25.

Sell, Roger D. 1993. The Difficult Style of the Wasteland. A
 literary - pragmatic perspective on modernist poetry. In
 Peter Verdonk (ed.) Twentieth Century Poetry: From text to
 context. London: Routledge, 134 - 158.

Watts, Richard J. 1981. The Pragmalinguistic Analysis of
 Narrative Texts. Narrative Co-operation in Charles Dickens'
 Hard Times. Studies in Texts in English 3. Tubingen:
 Gunter Narr.

Kuiper, K. 1984. The Nature of Satire. Poetics 13: 459 - 473.

Steen, Gerard. 1994. Understanding Metaphor in Literature.

Rudanko, Juhani. 1993. Pragmatic Approaches to Shakespeare:
 Essays on Othello, Coriolanus & Timon of Athens. Lanham,
 Maryland: University Press of America.

Crystal, D. and Davy, D. 1969. Investigating English Style.
 London: Longmans.

Ducrot, O., Schaeffer J-M. 1995. Nouveau Dictionnaire
 Encyclopedique des Sciences et Language. Editions du Seuil,

Moeschler, J., Reboul, A. 1994. Dictionnaire Encyclopedique de
 Pragmatique. Editions du Seuil, Paris.

Pratt, M. Towards a Speech Act Theory of Literary Discourse.

Toolan, M. (ed.) 1993. Language, Text and Context. Routledge.

In addition, I have been told that Jacob Mey is about to finish a book on
Literary Pragmatics, and that the forthcoming issue of Language and
Literature (to be edited by Adrian Pilkington) will be devoted to Relevance
Theory and Literary Studies.

Many thanks to the following people, all of whom provided helpful advice and

Chad D. Nilep
Charles Scott
Andreas Jucker
Adriano P. Palma
James Vanden Bosch
K. Kuiper
Stefan Malmberg
Wannie Carstens
Juhani Rudanko
Adrian Pilkington
Todd Sieling
Alejandro Brice
Jacqueline Leon
Hartmut Haberland
Douglas Glick
Billy Clark
Michael Toolan

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