ERIC Number: ED353791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Literary Discourse and Irony: Secret Communion and the Pact of Reciprocity.
Edinburgh Working Papers in Linguistics, n2 p126-142 1991
This paper explores some of the characteristics of literary discourse (interaction, dialogism, and reciprocity between authors and readers on the one hand, and the multilayeredness of the levels of discourse, on the other) in their relation to the communication of verbal irony as a form of secret communion, drawing particularly on Sperber and Wilson's approach to the subject. The role of genre-related expectations, the notions of Given and New, and mutual knowledge in comprehension is also touched upon, especially in relation to irony in literary discourse. (Contains 29 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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