Fictions at Work: Language and Social Practice in Fiction

1st Edition

Mary M. Talbot

Routledge
Published May 19, 1995
Textbook - 224 Pages
ISBN 9780582085237 - CAT# Y159227
Series: Language In Social Life

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Summary

In this book, Mary Talbot shows how fiction works in the constitution and reproduction of social life. She discusses both `high' and `low' fiction, combining discussion of social context with language analysis. Examples are taken from children's tales, romance, horror and science in her language analysis.

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