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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1515/JLS.2006.007|
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This paper asks what the familiar conception of literary interpretation as socially situated and rhetorical might mean on the cognitive level. Rejecting the prescriptiveness, individualism, and use of invented examples that theorisations of reading based on so-called “cognitive linguistics” have involved, it attempts to develop Michael Billig's model of thought as argument into a theory of interpretation adequate to the complexities of actual reader discourse within one particular social context (academia). A detailed intertextual analysis is carried out to provide qualitative empirical support for this theory, showing how four critics read Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness by debating its correct interpretation.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2006 Walter de Gruyter|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)|
|Depositing User:||Daniel Allington|
|Date Deposited:||12 Mar 2009 17:23|
|Last Modified:||09 Aug 2016 13:05|
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