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Diacronia 3, February 12, 2016, A37 (1–9)doi:10.17684/i3A37en

A semantic analysis of dual voice in a literary style

Ștefan Oltean

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Faculty of Letters, “Babeș–Bolyai” University, Str. Horea 31, 400202 Cluj-Napoca, Romania

History

Received November 17, 2015
Accepted November 26, 2015
Published February 12, 2016

Key words

dual voice
discourse

Abstract

This article proposes an account of dual voice in free indirect discourse (FID), a point-of-view narrative style used mainly in literary narrative for the representation of verbal events, and of verbal or non-verbal mental events (see Oltean, 1993). First, it sums up in a nutshell the issue of what constitutes FID, without dealing in detail with what distinguishes it from “normal” indirect discourse and direct discourse (see, for this matter, Ehrlich, 1990; McHale, 1978; Oltean, 1993). Next, it addresses the issue of dual voice associated with this discourse mode, after which it gives an outline of the analytical framework. Finally, it provides a description for an FID sentence selected from English literary prose, with a view to furnishing evidence for its dual nature.

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    Text:Oltean, Șt. (2016). A semantic analysis of dual voice in a literary style, Diacronia 3 (February 12), A37 (1–9), http://dx.doi.org/10.17684/i3A37en
    BibTeX:@ARTICLE{oltean2016,
     author = {Ștefan Oltean},
     title = {A semantic analysis of dual voice in a literary style},
     journal = {Diacronia},
     ISSN = {2393-1140},
     year = {2016},
     month = {February},
     number = {3},
     eid = {A37},
     doi = {10.17684/i3A37en},
     pages = "(1–9)",
     url = {http://www.diacronia.ro/journal/issue/3/A37/en}
    }

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