Structure and Meaning in Conversation and Literature (Hardback)
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Structure and Meaning in Conversation and Literature (Hardback)

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Hardback 168 Pages / Published: 20/10/1999
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Structure and Meaning in Conversation and Literature brings together conversation analysis and reader-response theories in order to understand more fully how readers produce meaning when they interact with texts. Person demonstrates how literary discourse contains adaptations of structures in everyday conversation, thus guiding readers in producing meaning. This study will be of value to scholars and to students of conversation analysis and of literary theory.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761814726
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 349 g
Dimensions: 234 x 158 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The book is a thoughtful tour of talk and the rendering of talk in formal or literary writing... -- M. Toolan * Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies *
This monograph builds upon the assumptions that conversational structures are represented in literary discourse and that these structures function as guides in the reading process. * Pragmatics *

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