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About the Speaker: Towards a Syntax of Indexicality

Alessandra Giorgi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571895
eISBN:
9780191722073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571895.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book considers the syntax of the left periphery of clauses in relation to the extra‐sentential context. The prevailing point of view, in the literature in this field is that the external context ... More


Opaque Contexts: Indirect Discourse and Attitude Sentences

Ernest Lepore and Kirk Ludwig

in Donald Davidson's Truth-Theoretic Semantics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199290932
eISBN:
9780191710445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290932.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter considers the treatment of opaque contexts, with Davidson's well-known paratactic treatment of indirect discourse as the starting point. It considers difficulties for this treatment and ... More


Bringing Belief Down to Earth: Part II

Howard Wettstein

in The Magic Prism: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195160529
eISBN:
9780199835072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195160525.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Building on the negative results of the previous chapter, the author sets out a positive account of the semantics of sentences that ascribe belief. Desiderata of such an account are said to be ... More


Frege and the Hierarchy (1979)

TYLER BURGE

in Truth, Thought, Reason: Essays on Frege

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199278534
eISBN:
9780191706943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278534.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses two methods of formally representing Frege's theory that the denotations of expressions shift in oblique contexts within indirect discourse and propositional-attitude reports. ... More


Metapragmatics, Toposforschung, Marxist Stylistics: Three Extensions of Veselovsky’s Historical Poetics

Boris Maslov

in Persistent Forms: Explorations in Historical Poetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823264858
eISBN:
9780823266852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264858.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This contribution comments on three of Veselovsky’s theoretical insights (pertaining to genre theory, motif migration, and the socio-psychological nature of style), each time considering them in ... More


Women in the Literary Family

Jane Spencer

in Literary Relations: Kinship and the Canon 1660-1830

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262960
eISBN:
9780191718731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262960.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyses the place of women writers within the metaphorical family of the English literary tradition, considering the use and implications of metaphors of sisterhood and motherhood. It ... More


When Somebody Else is Speaking: Free Indirect Discourse

Alessandra Giorgi

in About the Speaker: Towards a Syntax of Indexicality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571895
eISBN:
9780191722073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571895.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

In this chapter I consider the properties of the so-called Free Indirect Discourse, which is a peculiar literary style created with the precise purpose of giving rise to a particular narrative ... More


Character‐focused Narration

Gregory Currie

in Narratives and Narrators: A Philosophy of Stories

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199282609
eISBN:
9780191712432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282609.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Stories are narrated from a point of view, but, occasionally the narrator, of whatever kind, modulates the style of narration to take account of the point of view of some other character. This ... More


Arresting the Flux of Images and Sounds: Free Indirect Discourse and the Dialectics of Political Cinema

Patricia Pisters

in Deleuze and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623419
eISBN:
9780748652389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623419.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter analyses the works of Gilles Deleuze relevant to political cinema. It proposes that contemporary cinema should be conceived as a speech-act in free indirect discourse in order to address ... More


Coda

Jeanne M. Britton

in Vicarious Narratives: A Literary History of Sympathy, 1750-1850

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198846697
eISBN:
9780191881701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846697.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The coda explores the relationship between the framed narratives discussed in previous chapters and free indirect discourse. Fiction’s redefinition of sympathy arises from the attempt to represent, ... More


Subjectivity and Free Indirect Discourse

Jacqueline Guéron

in Sentence and Discourse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198739418
eISBN:
9780191802416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739418.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter claims, following Banfield (1982), that Free Indirect Discourse (FID) is a strictly literary form. Crucially, FID succeeds where non-literary texts fail: it creates a “Subject of ... More


Voice

John Frow

in Character and Person

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198704515
eISBN:
9780191775239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704515.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

To be a fictional character is to be both an agent and an object of discourse; at once a speaker, a person spoken to, and a person referred to. Chapter 5 undertakes a lengthy analysis of the ... More


Burney: Writing Life and Fiction

Karin Kukkonen

in 4E Cognition and Eighteenth-Century Fiction: How the Novel Found its Feet

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190913045
eISBN:
9780190913076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913045.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter traces the interfaces between Frances Burney’s use of embodied language in her novels and her life-writing in journals and diaries. It considers how Burney inhabits a world of letters ... More


John Ashbery’s Free Indirect Labor

Jasper Bernes

in The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780804796415
eISBN:
9781503602601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796415.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The early poems of John Ashbery must be read as a meditation on the plight of labor, particularly white-collar labor, in the postwar United States. Beginning with an early poem, “The Instruction ... More


The Narrative Picturesque

Cynthia Wall

in Grammars of Approach: Landscape, Narrative, and the Linguistic Picturesque

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226467665
eISBN:
9780226467979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467979.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter gathers together the various patterns of eighteenth-century architectural, typographical, and linguistic approaches into an analysis of the changes in narrative patterns. ... More


Teaching Welty’s Narrative Strategies in Delta Wedding

Sarah Gilbreath Ford

in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay explores the challenge of teaching Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding because of its experimental form, subtle allusions, and seeming lack of plot. Given that students are typically adept at ... More


Telescreen Prose

Garrett Stewart

in Closed Circuits: Screening Narrative Surveillance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226201214
eISBN:
9780226201351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226201351.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Stylistic effects derived from the mediation of surveillance technology—both in the prose of George Orwell’s 1984 (with its invasive “telescreen” monitoring of no-longer-private life) and in recent ... More


Simone de Beauvoir and Sexuality in the Third Person

Michael Lucey

in Someone: The Pragmatics of Misfit Sexualities, from Colette to Hervé Guibert

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226606187
eISBN:
9780226606354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226606354.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter proposes a contextualization of Simone de Beauvoir’s 1943 novel L’Invitée (She Came to Stay), a novel that registers sexual relationships between women—such as the ones Beauvoir herself ... More


What Davidson Should Have Said (1989)

Ernest Lepore and Barry Loewer

in Meaning, Mind, and Matter: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199580781
eISBN:
9780191595264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580781.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter evaluates various general criticisms of Davidson's semantic program as well as Davidson's own defense of it. One criticism that particularly interests them is that Davidson's semantics ... More


Music and the Prosody of Voice: Dorothy Richardson and the Transformation from Silent Film to the Talkie

Angela Frattarola

in Modernist Soundscapes: Auditory Technology and the Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056074
eISBN:
9780813053868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056074.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 2 connects Dorothy Richardson’s film column for the magazine Close Up, where she criticizes the talkie for its unnatural speech and argues for the importance of the musical accompaniment of ... More


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