Allusions in the Press: An Applied Linguistic Study by Paul Lennon

By Paul Lennon

This corpus-based learn of allusions within the British press indicates the diversity of objectives newshounds allude to - from Shakespeare to television soaps, from Jane Austen to Hillary Clinton, from hymns to nursery rhymes, proverbs and riddles. It analyzes the linguistic varieties allusions take and demonstrates how allusions functionality meaningfully in discourse. It explores the character of the heritage cultural and intertextual wisdom allusions call for of readers and units out the processing phases occupied with realizing an allusion. Allusion is built-in into current theories of oblique language and associated with idioms, word-play and metaphor.

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