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Verbs of Speak­ing and the Lin­guis­tic Expres­sion of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion in the His­to­ry of Eng­lish
BuchcoverEng­lish verbs of speak­ing have been affect­ed by pro­found and intrigu­ing changes, in par­tic­u­lar between Old and Mid­dle Eng­lish. These changes cru­cial­ly involve the loss of the verb cweþan and its replace­ment by say, which remains the most com­mon verb of speak­ing to this day. The present study pro­vides an exhaus­tive cor­pus-based, cross-peri­od, and mul­ti-dimen­sion­al appraisal of verbs of speak­ing used as part of the lin­guis­tic expres­sion of com­mu­ni­ca­tion in the his­to­ry of Eng­lish sit­u­at­ed with­in a frame-seman­tic and con­struc­tion­ist frame­work. More­over, it elu­ci­dates the fas­ci­nat­ing changes affect­ing the verbs used to talk about com­mu­ni­ca­tion between Old and Mid­dle Eng­lish. Also, this study sheds light on the func­tions of medi­al­ly placed report­ing claus­es emerg­ing in the Mid­dle Eng­lish peri­od.
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Ver­bal-visu­al con­fig­u­ra­tions in post­colo­nial lit­er­a­ture: inter­me­di­al aes­thet­ics
BuchcoverExam­in­ing a range of con­tem­po­rary Anglo­phone texts, this book opens up post­colo­nial and tran­scul­tur­al stud­ies for dis­cus­sions of visu­al­i­ty and vision. It argues that the pre­oc­cu­pa­tion with visu­al prac­tices in Anglo­phone lit­er­a­tures address­es the pow­er of images, vision and visu­al aes­thet­ics to reg­u­late cul­tur­al vis­i­bil­i­ty and modes of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion in an uneven­ly struc­tured world. The rep­re­sen­ta­tion of visu­al prac­tices in the imag­i­na­tive realm of fic­tion opens up a zone in which estab­lished orders of the sayable and vis­i­ble may be revised and trans­formed. In 12 chap­ters, the book exam­ines nar­ra­tive fic­tion by writ­ers such as Michael Ondaat­je, Derek Wal­cott, Salman Rushdie, David Daby­deen and NoVi­o­let Bul­awayo, who employ word-image rela­tions to explore the his­tor­i­cal­ly fraught links between visu­al prac­tices and the expe­ri­ence of moder­ni­ty in a tran­scul­tur­al con­text. Against this con­cep­tu­al back­ground, the exam­i­na­tion of ver­bal-visu­al rela­tions will illus­trate how Anglo­phone fic­tion mod­els alter­na­tive modes of re-pre­sen­ta­tion that reflect crit­i­cal­ly on hege­mon­ic visu­al regimes and reach out for new, more plu­ral­ized forms of exchange.
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