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This paper discusses subjectivity as a text-type marker in a historical perspective. It claims that linguistic features reflecting personal involvement in a text act as text-type markers in some genre and period styles. Cultural conventions are important formative factors in the use of such...
This article examines the speech act of confession in Arthur Miller's play The Crucible , and the differing conditions under which the act occurs. By examining the confession of a black female slave which is pivotal to the plot of the play, I will argue that under Austin's rules for ‘happy’...
The brothers Benjy, Quentin and Jason Compson from William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury are among the most memorable characters in American literature. They are startlingly ‘real’ and at the same time works of art, constructed out of linguistic material. This article examines one of the...
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