Pragmatic Approaches to Shakespeare

This book explores the intersection of linguistics and literature and offers new insight into linguistic methods of literary criticism.

Author: Martti Juhani Rudanko

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 0819191078

Category: Drama

Page: 216

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This book explores the intersection of linguistics and literature and offers new insight into linguistic methods of literary criticism. The methods include the analysis of questions of requests, topic analysis and its relation to the notion of dominance, and case grammar, with special reference to the concept of agentivity. Readers interested in language will value the contribution of this book to applied linguistics while readers interested in Shakespeare will welcome the fresh perspectives on the three selected plays. Rudanko demonstrates the usefulness of interdisciplinary cooperation between linguistics and literature and helps to break down artificial barriers between the two fields. Contents: Introduction; The Changing Othello: A Look at Some Adjacency Pairs in Othello; "That she may make, unmake, do what she list": Case Grammar and Othello and Iago's Soliloquies; Speech Acts in Coriolanus; Turning Down Requests: Politeness and Nastiness in Timon of Athens; Concluding Observations.
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Historical Pragmatics

Historical pragmatics and the study of Shakespeare's English While Shakespeare philology has a long research ... For instance, Rudanko's book Pragmatic Approaches to Shakespeare, from 1993, could be mentioned as an important early ...

Author: Andreas H. Jucker

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110214284

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 756

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The Handbook of Historical Pragmatics provides an authoritative and accessible overview of this versatile new field in pragmatics devoted to a diachronic study of language use and human interaction in context. It covers all areas of historical pragmatics from grammaticalization theory to pragmatic entities, such as discourse markers, speech acts and politeness to individual discourse domains from scientific writing to literary discourse. Each contribution, written by a leading specialist, gives a succinct, representative and up-to-date overview of research questions, theories, methods and recent developments in the field.
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The Pragmatics of Modals in Shakespeare

Rudanko , Juhani 1993 Pragmatic approaches to Shakespeare : Essays on Othello , Coriolanus and Timon of Athens . Lanham : University Press of America . 2001 Case studies in linguistic pragmatics : Essays on speech acts in Shakespeare ...

Author: Minako Nakayasu

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3631594003

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

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Modals and related phenomena are without doubt one of the most complicated issues in the grammar of language. This study provides a reappraisal of the modals in Shakespeare's language from the pragmatic viewpoint, both micropragmatic and macropragmatic. The material selected for analysis are modals SHALL, SHOULD, WILL, WOULD, and their contracted forms. Micropragmatic aspects such as speech acts seem relatively easily accessible to historical researchers; however, this study moves further into the macropragmatic dimensions of language use than the earlier ones and covers politeness, dialogue, and discourse analysis.
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Shakespearean Character

22 Juhani Rudanko, Pragmatic Approaches to Shakespeare: Essays on Othello, Coriolanus, and Timon of Athens (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1993), 9. 23 Ibid., 28. Adjacency pairs are conversational sequences where both ...

Author: Jelena Marelj

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350061392

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Why do we continue to experience many of Shakespeare's dramatic characters as real people with personal histories, individual personalities, and psychological depth? What is it that makes Falstaff seem to jump off the page, and what gives Hamlet his complexity? Shakespearean Character: Language in Performance examines how the extraordinary lifelikeness of some of Shakespeare's most enigmatic and self-conscious characters is produced through language. Using theories drawn from linguistic pragmatics, this book claims that our impression of characters as real people is an effect arising from characters' pragmatic use of language in combination with the historical and textual meanings that Shakespeare conveys to his audience by dramatic and meta-dramatic means. Challenging the notion of interiority attributed to Shakespeare's characters by many contemporary critics, theatre professionals, and audiences, the book demonstrates that dramatic characters possess anteriority which gives us the impression that they exist outside of- and prior to- the play-texts as real people. Jelena Marelj's study examines five linguistically self-conscious characters drawn from the genres of history, tragedy and comedy, which continue to be subjects of extensive critical debate: Falstaff, Cleopatra, Henry V, Katherine from The Taming of the Shrew, and Hamlet. She shows that by inferring Shakespeare's intentions through his characters' verbal exchanges and the discourses of the play, the audience becomes emotionally involved with or repulsed by characters and it is this emotional response that makes these characters strikingly memorable and intimately human. Shakespearean Character will equip readers for further work on the genealogy of Shakespearean character, including minor characters, stock characters, and allegorical characters.
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Pragmatics of Fiction

Hence they require more attention and a good degree of sensitivity to the pragmatic context. Rudanko (1993) in his study Pragmatic Approaches to Shakespeare analyses Othello, Coriolanus and Timon of Athens mainly from a Speech Act ...

Author: Miriam A. Locher

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110431124

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 628

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Pragmatics of Fiction provides systematic orientation in the emerging field of studying pragmatics with/in fictional data. It provides an authoritative and accessible overview of this versatile new field in its methodological and theoretical richness. Giving center stage to fictional language allows scholars to review key concepts in sociolinguistics such as genre, style, voice, stance, dialogue, participation structure or features of orality and literariness. The contributors explore language as one of the creative tools to craft story worlds and characters by drawing on concepts such as regional, social and ethnic language variation, as well as multilingualism. Themes such as emotion, taboo language or impoliteness in fiction receive attention just as the challenges of translation and dubbing, the creation of past and future languages, the impact of fictional language on language change or the fuzzy boundaries of narratives. Each contribution, written by a leading specialist, gives a succinct, representative and up-to-date overview of research questions, theories, methods and recent developments in the field.
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Shakespeare and Social Dialogue

Other applications of the Brown and Levinson politeness model within Shakespeare studies include: Roger Brown and ... by four Shakespearean tragedies; and chapter 6 of Juhani Rudanko's Pragmatic Approaches to Shakespeare: Essays on ...

Author: Lynne Magnusson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139426084

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 221

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Shakespeare and Social Dialogue deals with Shakespeare's language and the rhetoric of Elizabethan letters. Moving beyond claims about the language of individual Shakespearean characters, Magnusson analyses dialogue, conversation, sonnets and particularly letters of the period, which are normally read as historical documents, as the verbal negotiation of specific social and power relations. Thus, the rhetoric of service or friendship is explored in texts as diverse as Sidney family letters, Shakespearean sonnets and Burghley's state letters. The book draws on ideas from discourse analysis and linguistic pragmatics, especially 'politeness theory', relating these to key ideas in epistolary handbooks of the period, including those by Erasmus and Angel Day and demonstrates that Shakespeare's language is rooted in the everyday language of Elizabethan culture. Magnusson creates a way of reading both literary texts and historical documents which bridges the gap between the methods of new historicism and linguistic criticism.
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Shakespeare s Non Standard English

Replogle , Carol , ' Shakespeare's salutations : a study in stylistic etiquette ' , Studies in Philology , 1973 , 70 : 172-86 . Rudanko , Juhanni , Pragmatic Approaches to Shakespeare : Essays on Othello , Coriolanus and Timon of Athens ...

Author: Norman Blake

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826491235

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 398

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Most scholarly attention on Shakespeare's vocabulary has been directed towards his enrichment of the language through borrowing words from other languages and has thus concentrated on the more learned aspects of his vocabulary. However, the bulk of Shakespeare's output consists of plays and to make these appear lifelike he needed to employ a colloquial and informal style. This aspect of his work has been largely disregarded apart from his bawdy language. This dictionary includes all types of non-standard and informal language and lists all examples found in Shakespeare's works. These include dialect forms, colloquial forms, non-standard and variant forms, fashionable words and puns. >
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Pragmatic Approaches to Shakespeare: Essays on Othello, Coriolanus & Timon of Athens. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America. Rudanko, J. 2006. “Aggravated impoliteness and two types of speaker intention in an episode in ...

Author: 吴勇著


ISBN: 9787513566582

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 311

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Concise Encyclopedia of Pragmatics

Journal of Historical Pragmatics 5.1. Magnusson L (1999). Shakespeare and social dialogue. Dramatic language and Elizabethan letters. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Rudanko J (1993). Pragmatic approaches to Shakespeare.

Author: J.L. Mey

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 008096298X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Concise Encyclopedia of Pragmatics, Second Edition (COPE) is an authoritative single-volume reference resource comprehensively describing the discipline of pragmatics, an important branch of natural language study dealing with the study of language in it's entire user-related theoretical and practical complexity. As a derivative volume from Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Second Edition, it comprises contributions from the foremost scholars of semantics in their various specializations and draws on 20+ years of development in the parent work in a compact and affordable format. Principally intended for tertiary level inquiry and research, this will be invaluable as a reference work for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as academics inquiring into the study of meaning and meaning relations within languages. As pragmatics is a centrally important and inherently cross-cutting area within linguistics, it will therefore be relevant not just for meaning specialists, but for most linguistic audiences. Edited by Jacob Mey, a leading pragmatics specialist, and authored by experts The latest trends in the field authoritatively reviewed and interpreted in context of related disciplines Drawn from the richest, most authoritative, comprehensive and internationally acclaimed reference resource in the linguistics area Compact and affordable single volume reference format
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Teaching Reading Shakespeare

Many of the approaches to Shakespeare developed in recent years are inventive, enjoyable, well motivated and potentially very ... I've tried to be both principled and pragmatic, with a wide range of practical suggestions and examples, ...

Author: John Haddon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135266653

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Teaching Reading Shakespeare is warmly and clearly communicated, and gives ownership of ideas and activities to teachers by open and explicit discussion. John Haddon creates a strong sense of community with teachers, raising many significant and difficult issues, and performing a vital and timely service in doing so. - Simon Thomson, Globe Education, Shakespeare’s Globe John Haddon offers creative, systematic and challenging approaches which don’t bypass the text but engage children with it. He analyses difficulty rather than ignoring it, marrying his own academic understanding with real sensitivity to the pupils’ reactions, and providing practical solutions. - Trevor Wright, Senior Lecturer in Secondary English, University of Worcester, and author of 'How to be a Brilliant English Teacher', also by Routledge. Teaching Reading Shakespeare is for all training and practising secondary teachers who want to help their classes overcome the very real difficulties they experience when they have to ‘do’ Shakespeare. Providing a practical and critical discussion of the ways in which Shakespeare’s plays present problems to the young reader, the book considers how these difficulties might be overcome. It provides guidance on: confronting language difficulties, including ‘old words’, meaning, grammar, rhetoric and allusion; reading the plays as scripts for performance at Key Stage 3 and beyond; using conversation analysis in helping to read and teach Shakespeare; reading the plays in contextual, interpretive and linguistic frameworks required by examinations at GCSE and A Level. At once practical and principled, analytical and anecdotal, drawing on a wide range of critical reading and many examples of classroom encounters between Shakespeare and young readers, Teaching Reading Shakespeare encourages teachers to develop a more informed, reflective and exploratory approach to Shakespeare in schools.
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