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Books: The Semantics of Free Indirect Discourse: Eckardt

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Subject: The Semantics of Free Indirect Discourse: Eckardt
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Title: The Semantics of Free Indirect Discourse
Subtitle: How Texts Allow Us to Mind-read and Eavesdrop
Series Title: Current Research in the Semantics / Pragmatics Interface
Published: 2014
Publisher: Brill

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Author: Regine Eckardt
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004266728 Pages: 296 Price: Europe EURO 115
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004266728 Pages: 296 Price: U.S. $ 149

Free indirect discourse presents us with the inner world of protagonists of a story. We seem to see the world through their eyes, and listen to their inner thoughts. The present study analyses the logic of free indirect discourse and offers a framework to represent multiple ways in which words betray the speaker's feelings and attitude. The theory covers tense, aspect, temporal indexicals, modal particles, exclamatives and other expressive elements and their dependence on shifting utterance contexts. It traces the subtle ways in which story texts can offer information about protagonists.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng)

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