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Dramatic implications of echoed speech in Skírnismál

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This chapter argues for the dramatic possibilities created by the many echoing responses of the Old Norse-Icelandic eddic dialogue poem Skírnismál. Insights from modern linguistics, especially conversational pragmatics, have the capacity to illuminate the workings of inter-speaker echo in the poem, including the ways in which its echoing retorts may open up opportunities for speakers to convey different attitudinal stances in dramatic performance, choosing from various options for intonation ...

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10.4324/9780367809324

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
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Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Series:
Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies
Host title:
Old Norse Poetry in Performance
Chapter number:
4
Place of publication:
London
Publication date:
2022-05-03
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EISBN:
9780367809324
ISBN:
9780367408305
Language:
English
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Chapter
Pubs id:
1254741
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pubs:1254741
Deposit date:
2022-04-27

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