Language, ideology, and point of view by PAUL SIMPSON


This systematic advent to the idea that of viewpoint in language explores the ways that perspective is formed by way of ideology. It focusses at the manner during which humans encode their ideals and biases in a large choice of media.

content material: ebook disguise; identify; Contents; sequence editor's creation to the Interface sequence; Acknowledgements; creation: analysing viewpoint in language; Stylistics and significant linguistics; utilizing this ebook; Notes and additional interpreting; perspective in narrative fiction: preliminaries; Spatial and temporal standpoint; Speech and inspiration presentation; methods to indicate of view at the mental aircraft; precis; Notes and extra examining; perspective in narrative fiction: a modal grammar; Modality in language; A modal grammar of viewpoint in narrative fiction.
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They may be thus more appropriately thought of as grammatical ‘slots’ which designate functions relative to other narrative functions. Furthermore, this contrast is not to be taken as a substitute for the more traditional distinction between first-person and third-person narration. Genette explains: 30 LANGUAGE, IDEOLOGY AND POINT OF VIEW The presence of first-person verbs in a narrative text can therefore refer to two very different situations which grammar renders identical but which narrative analysis must distinguish: the narrator’s own designation of himself as such, as when Virgil writes ‘I sing of arms and the man…’, or else the identity of person between the narrator and one of the characters in the story, as when Crusoe writes ‘I was born in the Year 1632, in the city of York…’ The term ‘first-person narrative’ refers, quite obviously, only to the second of these situations.

That was two and nine. Have you brought a bottle? — No, Mr. Bloom said. Make it up, please. I’ll call later in the day and I’ll take one of those soaps. How much are they? 5— Fourpence, sir. Mr. Bloom raised a cake to his nostrils. Sweet lemony wax. — I’ll take this one, he said. That makes three and a penny. — Yes, sir, the chemist said. You can pay all together, sir, when you come back. 10— Good, Mr. Bloom said. He strolled out of the shop, the newspaper baton under his armpit, the coolwrappered soap in his left hand.

Free Direct Thought: FDT) b. ’ (Direct Thought: DT) c. Did she still love him? (Free Indirect Thought: FIT) d. He wondered if she still loved him. (Indirect Thought: IT) e. He wondered about her love for him. (Narrative Report of a Thought Act: NRTA) (Leech and Short 1981:337) Although this basic description should suffice for the purposes of the present study, a few caveats should be heeded. Firstly, the boundaries between the categories are not rigorously discrete, so it might be more appropriate to consider the presentation of both thought and speech as a continuum of varying degrees of freedom and directness.

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