LINGUIST List 31.2470

Tue Aug 04 2020

Books: Speech, Writing, and Thought Presentation in 19th-Century Narrative Fiction: Busse

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Date: 27-Jul-2020
From: Oxford University Press <HumanitiesMarketingoup.com>
Subject: Speech, Writing, and Thought Presentation in 19th-Century Narrative Fiction: Busse
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Title: Speech, Writing, and Thought Presentation in 19th-Century
Narrative Fiction
Subtitle: A Corpus-Assisted Approach
Series Title: Oxford Studies in the History of English
Published: 2020
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Author: Beatrix Busse
Hardback: ISBN: 9780190212360 Pages: 252 Price: U.S. $ 74.00
Abstract:

In this book, Beatrix Busse investigates speech, writing, and thought presentation in a corpus of 19th-century narrative fiction including "Frankenstein", "Jane Eyre", "Wuthering Heights", "Oliver Twist", and many others. At the intersection between corpus linguistics and stylistics, this book develops a new corpus-stylistic approach for systematically analyzing the different narrative strategies of discourse presentation in key pieces of 19th-century narrative fiction. "Speech, Writing, and Thought Presentation in 19th-Century Narrative Fiction" identifies diachronic patterns as well as unique authorial styles, and places them within their cultural-historical context. It also suggests ways for automatically identifying forms of discourse presentation, and shows that the presentation of characters' minds reflects an ideological as well as an epistemological concern about what cannot be reported, portrayed, or narrated. Through insightful interdisciplinary analysis, Busse demonstrates that discourse presentation fulfills the function of prospection and encapsulation, marks narrative progression, and shapes readers' expectations.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Pragmatics
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng)

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