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Conspicuous silences : implicature and fictionality in the Victorian novel, Ruth Rosaler

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Conspicuous silences : implicature and fictionality in the Victorian novel
Title
Conspicuous silences
Title remainder
implicature and fictionality in the Victorian novel
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Rosaler
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Language
eng
Summary
How are a reader's perceptions of a plot impacted by its presentation through textual clues rather than explicit narration, and why would an author choose this comparatively indirect mode of narration? 'Conspicuous Silences' answers these questions by examining Victorian novels in which pivotal events are left inexplicit for hundreds of pages at a time, but are nonetheless evident to the reader. The clarity with which readers understand these inexplicit plot lines is evidenced by their ability to follow the progression of narratives that rely heavily on the inexplicit content being detected; without this reader comprehension, these narratives would be deemed incoherent. In linguistics, communications that depend on a hearer's or reader's inference, rather on their 'decoding' the explicit content of an utterance, are termed 'implicatures'. 'Conspicuous Silences' explores the impact that central, sustained implicatures have on a reader's experience of a novel. It also discusses how authors may generate those implicatures by exploiting the reader's assumption of narratorial omniscience, and the correlated reader assumption of a narrative's fictionality.--
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Source other than Library of Congress
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ERASA
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Rosaler, Ruth
Dewey number
823/.809
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.P53
LC item number
R67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford English Monographs
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  • English fiction
  • Plots (Drama, novel, etc.)
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • English fiction
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Plots (Drama, novel, etc.)
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Conspicuous silences : implicature and fictionality in the Victorian novel, Ruth Rosaler
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-182) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
949771036
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 184 pages
Isbn
9780198769743
Lccn
2016934697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949771036
Label
Conspicuous silences : implicature and fictionality in the Victorian novel, Ruth Rosaler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
949771036
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 184 pages
Isbn
9780198769743
Lccn
2016934697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949771036

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