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Forms and functions of reported discourse in medieval French

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This chapter shows how the investigation of reported discourse enables us to better grasp the elaboration and evolution of medieval literary genres while also shedding light on our general understanding of reported discourse categories. It examines how the range of ‘functions’ associated with specific ‘forms’ of reported discourse can be assembled into particular strategies that determine distinct literary genres (notably chansons de geste, verse romances, prose romances and chronicles). Spee...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
French
Oxford college:
Balliol College
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Author

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Editor
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Pages:
299-326
Series:
Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Series number:
88
Host title:
Research on Old French: The State of the Art
Chapter number:
16
Place of publication:
Dordrecht
Publication date:
2012-08-29
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EISBN:
9789400747685
ISSN:
0924-4670
ISBN:
9789400747678
Language:
English
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Chapter
Pubs id:
251739
Local pid:
pubs:251739
Deposit date:
2022-02-02

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