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Fictions at Work

Language and Social Practice in Fiction

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Fictions at Work by Mary M. Talbot
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Fiction is a social phenomenon. It is a subject of wide interest in sociolinguistics and sociology, as well as the more obvious literary and cultural studies. It is of importance in education policymaking through the actual selection of teaching materials, as well as being a product of social practices. In this work, the author shows how fiction works in the constitution and reproduction of social life. The book does not reduce fiction to a functional support for ideology, but considers that the greatest interest in fiction is as a source of pleasure. It discusses both "high" and "low" fiction, combining discussion of social context with language analysis. Examples are taken from children's tales, romance, horror and science fiction in the text's language analysis.
Release date Australia
May 19th, 1995
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Longman
Pages
224
Dimensions
139x217x14
ISBN-13
9780582085237
Product ID
1793881

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