Functional Stylistics and Peripeteic Texts

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Using a pragmatically based linguistic description apparatus on literary use of language is not unproblematic. Observations show that literary use of language violates the norms contained by this apparatus. With this paper I suggest how we can deal with this problem by setting up a frame for the use of a functional linguistic description apparatus on literary texts. As an extension of this suggestion I present a model for describing a specific type of literary texts.
Translated title of the contributionFunktionel stilistik og peripetiske tekster
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe State of Stylistics
EditorsGreg Watson
Number of pages15
PublisherBrill | Rodopi
Publication date2008
ISBN (Print)978-90-420-2428-1 (hb)
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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