Download e-book for iPad: Allusions in the Press: An Applied Linguistic Study by Paul Lennon

By Paul Lennon

ISBN-10: 3110179504

ISBN-13: 9783110179507

This corpus-based examine of allusions within the British press exhibits the variety of goals reporters allude to - from Shakespeare to television soaps, from Jane Austen to Hillary Clinton, from hymns to nursery rhymes, proverbs and riddles. It analyzes the linguistic kinds allusions take and demonstrates how allusions functionality meaningfully in discourse. It explores the character of the history cultural and intertextual wisdom allusions call for of readers and units out the processing levels enthusiastic about knowing an allusion. Allusion is built-in into latest theories of oblique language and associated with idioms, word-play and metaphor.

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