Language and World Creation in Poems and Other Texts Paperback
by Elena Semino
Part of the Textual Explorations series
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, references, index
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 18/07/1997
- Category: Literary theory
- ISBN: 9780582303546