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ERIC Number: EJ1128248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2203-4714
Syllepsis: An Unfought Battle in the Language Wars
Segal, Alex
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v6 n2 p137-149 Apr 2015
Syllepsis (in one meaning of the term) is most commonly thought of as an ungrammatical construction which can in certain contexts function as a figure of speech. Yet the common view is at odds with syllepsis occurring in well-written prose that we experience neither as ungrammatical nor as figurative; and with its being largely ignored by literary and rhetorical analysis. As well as arguing against the common view, the paper considers why the view is so uncontroversial, so common.
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Language: English
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