Approaches to Fictional Dialogue: Special Issue

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Abstract

This special issue is devoted to a cross-disciplinary investigation of a specific literary phenomenon, fictional dialogue. Fictional dialogue is used to refer to passages of character-character conversation within a literary text. More specifically, the articles of the issue deal with fictional dialogue as a narrative mode in prose fiction. The issue aims to engender an appreciation and a better understanding of the workings of dialogue by drawing on the insights and methods from both literary studies and linguistics. These methods include a rhetorical-ethical approach to narrative, cognitive and “natural” narratology, the study of everyday conversational storytelling, and Conversation Analysis (CA). Combining these methods helps us to understand that while dialogue is a central means to depict character-character relationships it also serves other levels of communication in a narrative and thus contributes to the reader's comprehension of the narrative design's rhetorical and ethical dimensions. The articles also suggest that while understanding dialogue depends partly on the reader’s experiences of real-life conversation, the interpretation of dialogue is determined by the overall design of a literary text and the historically changing conventions.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMainz
PublisherJohannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
VolumeVol 5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeC2 Edited book

Publication series

NameInternational Journal of Literary Linguistics
PublisherJohannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
No.2
Volume5
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5594

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages

Cite this

Koivisto, A. L., & Nykänen, E. K. (Eds.) (2016). Approaches to Fictional Dialogue: Special Issue. (International Journal of Literary Linguistics; Vol. 5, No. 2). Mainz: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz .
Koivisto, Aino Loviisa (Editor) ; Nykänen, Elise Kaarina (Editor). / Approaches to Fictional Dialogue : Special Issue. Mainz : Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz , 2016. (International Journal of Literary Linguistics; 2).
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Koivisto, AL & Nykänen, EK (eds) 2016, Approaches to Fictional Dialogue: Special Issue. International Journal of Literary Linguistics, no. 2, vol. 5, vol. Vol 5, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz , Mainz.

Approaches to Fictional Dialogue : Special Issue. / Koivisto, Aino Loviisa (Editor); Nykänen, Elise Kaarina (Editor).

Mainz : Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz , 2016. (International Journal of Literary Linguistics; Vol. 5, No. 2).

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Koivisto AL, (ed.), Nykänen EK, (ed.). Approaches to Fictional Dialogue: Special Issue. Mainz: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz , 2016. (International Journal of Literary Linguistics; 2).