Language, Ideology and Point of View

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This systematic introduction to the concept of point of view in language explores the ways in which point of view is shaped by ideology. It focusses on the way in which people encode their beliefs and biases in a wide variety of media.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415071062
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/25/1993
  • Series: Interface Series
  • Pages: 212
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Lexile: 1360L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's introduction to the Interface series
1 Introduction: analysing point of view in language 1
1.2 Stylistics and critical linguistics 2
2 Point of view in narrative fiction: preliminaries 11
2.2 Spatial and temporal point of view 12
2.3 Speech and thought presentation 21
2.4 Approaches to point of view on the psychological plane 30
3 Point of view in narrative fiction: a modal grammar 46
3.2 Modality in language 47
3.3 A modal grammar of point of view in narrative fiction 55
3.4 Transpositions and transitions 76
4 Encoding experience in language: the system of transitivity 86
4.2 The transitivity model 88
4.3 Stylistics and transitivity 95
4.4 Transitivity and critical linguistics 104
4.5 Problems of analysis and interpretation 109
5 Pragmatics and point of view 119
5.2 A pragmatic model of meaning 122
5.3 Implications and consequences 133
5.4 Analysing texts from a pragmatic perspective 140
6 Gender, ideology and point of view 159
6.2 Sexism in language or sexism through language? 161
6.3 Analysing gender bias in language 167
7 Afterword 179
References 183
Index 189
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