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Introducing Pragmatics of Fiction: Approaches, trends and developments
Book Item (Buchkapitel, Lexikonartikel, jur. Kommentierung, Beiträge in Sammelbänden)
ID 3590508
Author(s) Jucker, Andreas H.; Locher, Miriam A.
Author(s) at UniBasel Locher, Miriam
Year 2017
Title Introducing Pragmatics of Fiction: Approaches, trends and developments
Editor(s) Locher, Miriam A.; Jucker, Andreas H.
Book title Pragmatics of Fiction
Publisher De Gruyter
Place of publication Berlin
Pages 1-21
ISSN/ISBN 978-3-11-043970-0 ; 978-3-11-043109-4
Series title Handbooks of Pragmatics
Number 12
Keywords pragmatics, fiction, telecinematic discourse
Abstract In this introduction to the handbook on the Pragmatics of Fiction we introduce the aims of the collection and position it within the field of pragmatics. Considering fiction as texts that deserve to be studied in their own right, we argue that a pragmatic perspective opens interesting avenues of investigating both the techniques of fiction and how they pattern as well as the unique communication situation into which readers/viewers enter when engaging with fictional texts. We review the changing attitudes towards fictional data in the linguists’ community and then outline the themes of the collection.
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Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1515/9783110431094-001

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