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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Authors: Leonardi, Barbara
Contact Email: barbara.leonardi@stir.ac.uk
Title: The Pragmatics of Literary Interaction in James Hogg’s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
Editors: Kaufhold, K
McCulloch, S
Tominc, A
Citation: Leonardi B (2011) The Pragmatics of Literary Interaction in James Hogg’s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner In: Kaufhold K, McCulloch S, Tominc A (ed.) Papers from the Lancaster University Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching, Lancaster: Lancaster University. LAEL PG 2010: Lancaster University Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching, 5.7.2010 - 5.7.2010, Lancaster, pp. 92-108.
Issue Date: 2011
Series/Report no.: Papers from LAEL PG 2010, 5
Conference Name: LAEL PG 2010: Lancaster University Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching
Conference Dates: 2010-07-05T00:00:00Z
Conference Location: Lancaster
Abstract: Hogg's Confessions was fiercely criticised by the Edinburgh post-Enlightenment literati who considered his writing unsophisticated. A literary-pragmatic investigation, however, reveals Hogg's strategic use of conversational principles through which he conveys additional, subversive meanings. Politeness theories, in fact, demonstrate that Hogg's Confessions may have been perceived as a Face Threatening Act against the positive face of bourgeois women. A cognitive approach based on relevance theory, on the other hand, admits the simultaneous validity of both the psychological and supernatural interpretations of the character Gil-Martin. Indeed, Hogg consistently flouts the maxim of Manner as described in Grice's Cooperative Principle, thus creating areas of ambiguity which readers interpret in accordance with their personal cognitive environment.
Type: Conference Paper
Status: Book Chapter: publisher version
Rights: Publisher is open-access. Open access publishing allows free access to and distribution of published articles where the author retains copyright of their work by employing a Creative Commons attribution licence. Proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details should be given.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/21641
URL: http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/pgconference/v05.htm
Affiliation: English Studies

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