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ERIC Number: ED353781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 14
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ISSN: ISSN-0959-2253
Discursive Aspects of Metafiction: A Neo-Oral Aura?
Georgakopoulou, Alexandra
Edinburgh Working Papers in Linguistics, n2 p1-13 1991
This paper attempts to identify certain regularities and tendencies of metafictional discourse. The focus is on the aspects of its metacommunicative component, which refers to interpersonal relations between the interactants of the narrative. What is interesting is the incorporation of typically oral modes of involvement in the self-conscious texts. The metafictional on-going and cooperative discourse draws on oral interaction devices in order to achieve its immediate and "involvement-focused" character. In addition to this, it makes them expand into new discursive forms and functions in order to serve its inward reflexivity. Having placed emphasis on how this is done, the discussion will attach the metafictional interaction on the orality/literacy issue: Can this interaction be accounted for in terms of a neo-oral cast or is it a further argument for the treatment of the oral and literate strategies as a continuum instead of clear-cut categories? (Contains 51 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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