Language and World Creation in Poems and Other Texts

1st Edition

Elena Semino

Routledge
Published July 18, 1997
Textbook - 288 Pages
ISBN 9780582303546 - CAT# Y159173
Series: Textual Explorations

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Summary

Language and World Creation in Poems and Other Texts introduces an interdisciplinary and practical approach to the analysis of poetry which focuses on text worlds, namely the contexts, scenarios or types of reality that readers construct in their interaction with the language of texts. The book demonstrates in detail three ways of approaching poetic text worlds, namely as discourse situations, possible worlds, and mental constructs. Clear and detailed introductions to linguistic theories of definiteness and deixis, possible world theory and schema theory are included, making the book accessible to readers who are unfamiliar with these frameworks.

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