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Discourse, Consciousness and Time: Flow and Displacement of Conscious Experience in Speaking and Writing (Paperback)
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Discourse, Consciousness and Time: Flow and Displacement of Conscious Experience in Speaking and Writing (Paperback)

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Paperback 392 Pages / Published: 01/08/1994
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In this text, the author demonstrates how the study of language and consciousness together can provide an unexpectedly broad understanding of the way the mind works. Relying on close analyses of conversational speech, as well as written fiction and non-fiction, he investigates both the flow of ideas through consciousness and the displacement of consciousness by way of memory and imagination. Chafe draws on several decades of research to demonstrate that understanding the nature of consciousness is essential to understanding many linguistic phenomena, such as pronouns, tense, clause structure and intonation, as well as stylistic usages, such as the historical present and the free indirect style. While the book focuses on English, there are also discussions of the North American Indian language, Seneca, and the music of Mozart and of the Seneca people.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226100548
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 226 x 154 x 19 mm

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