Styles of Meaning and Meanings of Style in Richardson's Clarissa

Styles of Meaning and Meanings of Style in Richardson's Clarissa

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Gordon Fulton provides a fascinating new study of styles in Samuel Richardson's masterpiece, Clarissa, connecting the style the characters deploy in their speech and letters with their positions in society. Fulton argues that the novel is a critical examination of the relationship between language and power and an expression of Richardson's own understanding of social interaction as a struggle for personal pre-eminence and sexual dominance.Hasana#39;s study develops the Whorfian hypothesis that ways of meaning in languages develop in resonance with the ways of meaning in the cultures in which they evolve. Cultures ... This framing is, however, no more than a set of instructions.


Title:Styles of Meaning and Meanings of Style in Richardson's Clarissa
Author: Gordon Fulton
Publisher:McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 1999-06-08
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