Speech and Thought Presentation in French

Speech and Thought Presentation in French : Concepts and strategies

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This book analyses and describes Speech and Thought Presentation (S&TP) in French from a broad theoretical perspective, building bridges between linguistic, stylistic and narratological frameworks that have until now been developed separately. It combines the French theorie de l'enonciation and different Anglo-Saxon approaches of reported discourse into a harmonious whole, in order to create a new and exciting paradigm for our conception of S&TP strategies. Basing its findings on actual corpora and going beyond the canonical categories of reported discourse, it shows that the study of S&TP strategies is essential to our understanding of phenomena as diverse as the evolution and categorization of literary genres, the production and staging of `orality' in literature, the various conceptualizations of the notion of `Truth' in fiction and non-fiction, the expression of points of view in narrative, the structuring of rhetorical strategies and the construction of the `Self' versus the representation of the `Other' in discourse.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 379 pages
  • 164 x 245 x 25.4mm | 850g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588116220
  • 9781588116222

Table of contents

1. Foreword; 2. Introduction; 3. Part I. Concepts; 4. Introduction; 5. 1. Enunciation Theory and S 6. 2. What is 'reported discourse'?; 7. 3. To the limits of reportability; 8. Part II. Strategies; 9. 1. Contemporary spoken French; 10. 2. Medieval literature; 11. 3. Ninetieth and twentieth-century literature; 12. 4. Contemporary written press; 13. Conclusion; 14. References; 15. Appendix 1: Corpus of Contemporary Spoken French; 16. Appendix 2: Corpus of Medieval French Literature; 17. Appendix 3: Corpus of Contemporary French Literature; 18. Appendix 4: Corpus of Contemporary Written French Press; 19. Author Index; 20. Subject Indexshow more