Shakespeare's universe of discourse : language-games in the comedies (Book, 1984) [WorldCat.org]
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Shakespeare's universe of discourse : language-games in the comedies

Author: Keir Elam
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book makes ample use of approaches to language within linguistics, semiotics, the philosophy of language and sociology, in order to do justice to the subtlety of Shakespeare's verbal artistry. The author adopts a fresh approach to the language of Shakespeare's comedies, considering it not simply as 'style' but as the principal dramatic and comic substance of the plays. Traditional analysis of the language as  Read more...
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keir Elam
ISBN: 0521225922 9780521225922 0521277345 9780521277341
OCLC Number: 9919608
Description: xi, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction: games and frames; 1. Performances; 2. Universes; 3. Signs; 4. Acts; 5. Figures; Glossary; References; Index.
Responsibility: Keir Elam.
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This book makes ample use of approaches to language within linguistics, semiotics, the philosophy of language and sociology, in order to do justice to the subtlety of Shakespeare's verbal artistry.  Read more...

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