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Master Thesis

Dialogic Strategies and Outcomes in and Around Julian Barnes's The Sense of an Ending (2011) : a Linguistic-Stylistic Analysis

Abstract : My research questions are theoretically informed by the praxematic approach to dialogism: (1) What is the nature of dialogism in literary versus non-literary texts? (2) What is the effect of dialogism in literary versus non-literary texts? In order to answer these questions, my dissertation is divided into two distinct analyses, which are carried out by means of different analytical frameworks. In both studies, I shall particularly focus on interdiscursive and interlocutive dialogism, that is, the twofold orientation of a text/discourse towards past and future discourses. The first text under study is Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending (2012). Relations with previous discourses are examined through intertextuality while future discourses are examined through the lens of stylistically-driven reader-response. The second set of texts comprises several reviews of Barnes’s novel, collected on Amazon.co.uk. I use Systemic Functional Linguistics, a social-semiotic approach to language, to reflect on reviewers’ engagement towards Barnes’s novel (i.e. interdiscursive dialogism) as well as their orientation towards their addressee (i.e. interlocutive dialogism).
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Amélie Doche. Dialogic Strategies and Outcomes in and Around Julian Barnes's The Sense of an Ending (2011) : a Linguistic-Stylistic Analysis. Linguistics. 2020. ⟨dumas-03329136⟩

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