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Title: Speech and Thought Presentation in French
Subtitle: Concepts and strategies
Written By: Sophie Marnette
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 133

This book analyses and describes Speech and Thought Presentation (S&TP) in
French from a broad theoretical perspective, building bridges between
linguistic, stylistic and narratological frameworks that have until now
been developed separately. It combines the French théorie de l'énonciation
and different Anglo-Saxon approaches of reported discourse into a
harmonious whole, in order to create a new and exciting paradigm for our
conception of S&TP strategies. Basing its findings on actual corpora and
going beyond the canonical categories of reported discourse, it shows that
the study of S&TP strategies is essential to our understanding of phenomena
as diverse as the evolution and categorization of literary genres, the
production and staging of 'orality' in literature, the various
conceptualizations of the notion of 'Truth' in fiction and non-fiction, the
expression of points of view in narrative, the structuring of rhetorical
strategies and the construction of the 'Self' versus the representation of
the 'Other' in discourse.

Table of contents

Foreword xi–xiv
Introduction 1–16
Part I. Concepts
Introduction 17
1. Enunciation Theory and S&TP 19–38
2. What is 'reported discourse'? 39–83
3. To the limits of reportability 85–130
Part II. Strategies
1. Contemporary spoken French 133–177
2. Medieval literature 179–223
3. Ninetieth and twentieth-century literature 225–282
4. Contemporary written press 283–320
Conclusion 321–326
References 327–347
Appendix 1: Corpus of Contemporary Spoken French 349–351
Appendix 2: Corpus of Medieval French Literature 353–354
Appendix 3: Corpus of Contemporary French Literature 355
Appendix 4: Corpus of Contemporary Written French Press 357
Author Index 359–363
Subject Index 365–379

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588116220
ISBN-13: 9781588116222
Pages: xiv, 379
Prices: U.S. $ 182
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027253765
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: xiv, 379
Prices: Europe EURO 135.00