DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14483/udistrital.jour.calj.2014.1.a09

Published:

2014-01-01

Issue:

Vol 16, No 1 (2014) January-June

Section:

Reflections on Praxis

Understanding a reader's attraction to a literary short text

La atracción de un lector hacia un texto literario corto

Authors

  • Darío Luis Banegas University of Warwick (UK) and Ministerio de Educación del Chubut (AR)

Keywords:

contexto, análisis del discurso, ficción, Hosseini, acto textual, pragmática (es).

Keywords:

context, discourse analysis, fiction, Hosseini, pragmatics, speech act (en).

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Abstract (en)

The aim of this article is to understand why a reader may feel attracted to a short piece of fictional discourse. I analyse a short extract taken from Khaled Hosseini’s novel A Thousand Splendid Suns through the integration of different perspectives in discourse analysis. First, I analyse the text in terms of contexts of culture and situation including field, tenor, mode, participants’ social world, setting, channel, and key. In the second section, I attempt to examine the text line by line following my interdisciplinary framework of reference. Secondly, I offer a line-by-line analysis through Grice’s maxims, topicality, deixis, coding time, types of utterances and verbal processes, and metaphors. Through my analysis, I discovered that my attraction as a reader was based on the combination and integration of different textual devices and my personal interpretation of the pragmatics behind the text.

 

Abstract (es)

El propósito de este artículo es entender mi atracción como lector a una pequeña porción de un texto literario. En esta contribución analizo un extracto tomado de la novela en inglés A Thousand Splendid Suns del escritor Khaled Hosseini. El análisis es llevado a cabo a través de la integración de diferentes perspectivas en el análisis del discurso. Primeramente, analizo el texto en cuanto a los contextos de cultura y de situación, e incluyo campo, tenor, y modo, el universo social de los participantes, tiempo y espacio, canal, y formato. En segundo término, realizo un análisis linear apoyándome en las máximas de Grice, tema, ubicación, tiempo de codificación, tipos de enunciados, procesos verbales, y metáforas. A través de mi análisis concluyo que mi atracción como lector a este pasaje se basa en la combinación e integración de diferentes herramientas textuales y mi interpretación personal de la pragmática que subyace en el texto.

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APA

Banegas, D. L. (2014). Understanding a reader’s attraction to a literary short text. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 16(1), 105–113. https://doi.org/10.14483/udistrital.jour.calj.2014.1.a09

ACM

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Banegas, D.L. 2014. Understanding a reader’s attraction to a literary short text. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal. 16, 1 (Jan. 2014), 105–113. DOI:https://doi.org/10.14483/udistrital.jour.calj.2014.1.a09.

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Banegas, D. L. Understanding a reader’s attraction to a literary short text. Colomb. appl. linguist. j 2014, 16, 105-113.

ABNT

BANEGAS, Darío Luis. Understanding a reader’s attraction to a literary short text. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, [S. l.], v. 16, n. 1, p. 105–113, 2014. DOI: 10.14483/udistrital.jour.calj.2014.1.a09. Disponível em: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/5378. Acesso em: 12 jun. 2024.

Chicago

Banegas, Darío Luis. 2014. “Understanding a reader’s attraction to a literary short text”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal 16 (1):105-13. https://doi.org/10.14483/udistrital.jour.calj.2014.1.a09.

Harvard

Banegas, D. L. (2014) “Understanding a reader’s attraction to a literary short text”, Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 16(1), pp. 105–113. doi: 10.14483/udistrital.jour.calj.2014.1.a09.

IEEE

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D. L. Banegas, “Understanding a reader’s attraction to a literary short text”, Colomb. appl. linguist. j, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 105–113, Jan. 2014.

MLA

Banegas, Darío Luis. “Understanding a reader’s attraction to a literary short text”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, vol. 16, no. 1, Jan. 2014, pp. 105-13, doi:10.14483/udistrital.jour.calj.2014.1.a09.

Turabian

Banegas, Darío Luis. “Understanding a reader’s attraction to a literary short text”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal 16, no. 1 (January 1, 2014): 105–113. Accessed June 12, 2024. https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/5378.

Vancouver

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Banegas DL. Understanding a reader’s attraction to a literary short text. Colomb. appl. linguist. j [Internet]. 2014 Jan. 1 [cited 2024 Jun. 12];16(1):105-13. Available from: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/5378

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