01 Jan 1989
Abstract: Throughout the reading process, a narrative text produces various sensations of immediacy or distance. One important reason for this is that a narrative will in some places present situtations from a particular perspective, with which the reader is implicitly invited to identify, while in other places it will describe situations as independent of any perspective. If a perspective (that of the narrator, or that of a character in the text) is introduced, the narrative reflects an individual's (potentially fallible) perceptions, attitudes or beliefs; and this creates the impression of perspectival immediacy. If no perspective is introduced, on the other hand, the narrative pretends to relate "objective facts" within the fiction; and this creates the impression of perspectival distance. Thus the contrast between perepectivally situated and perepectivally non-situated sentences in a narrative produces perspectival refractions. The difference between both types of sentences, however, is often felt to be recalcitrant to a full linguistic analysis. For example, it is generally assumed that the perspectival status of a sentence is determined by the presence or absence of aubject-oriented elements in the sentence. But although such elements play an important role in focusing perspective, they need not occur in a sentence for the sentence to be perspectivally situated. In Chapter 1 of this dissertation, we draw attention to an observation which has received very little attention in the existing literature on perspective: per pectivally non-situated sentences typically move narrative time forward (in the sense that the order of the sentences on the page mimics temporal progression on the imaginary time line of the narrative), while perspectivally situated sentences do not convey forward movement in time. In other words, there appears to be a relationship between temporal ordering and perspective. Our aim is to specify the precise nature of this relationship.
01 Dec 2004
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TL;DR: The role of the reader in the reader's role is discussed in this paper, where Peirce and the Semiotic Foundations of Openness: Signs as Texts and Texts as Signs.
Abstract: Preface Introduction: The Role of the Reader I. Open 1. The Poetics of the Open Work 2. The Semantics of Metaphor 3. On the Possibility of Generating Aesthetic Messages in an Edenic Language II. Closed 4. The Myth of Superman 5. Rhetoric and Ideology in Sue's Les Mysteres de Paris 6. Narrative Structures in Fleming III. Open/Closed 7. Peirce and the Semiotic Foundations of Openness: Signs as Texts and Texts as Signs 8. Lector in Fabula: Pragmatic Strategy in a Metanarrative Text Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Bibliography
TL;DR: The authors tracked the psychological point of view of a character in a third-person fictional narrative text by examining the regularities in the ways that authors manipulate point-of-view, and developed an algorithm that tracked point-ofthe-view on the basis of these regularities.
Abstract: Third-person fictional narrative text is composed not only of passages that objectively narrate events, but also of passages that present characters' thoughts, perceptions, and inner states. Such passages take a character's psychological point of view. A language understander must determine the current psychological point of view in order to distinguish the beliefs of the characters from the facts of the story, to correctly attribute beliefs and other attitudes to their sources, and to understand the discourse relations among sentences. Tracking the psychological point of view is not a trivial problem, because many sentences are not explicitly marked for point of view, and whether the point of view of a sentence is objective or that of a character (and if the latter, which character it is) often depends on the context in which the sentence appears. Tracking the psychological point of view is the problem addressed in this work. The approach is to seek, by extensive examinations of naturally occurring narrative, regularities in the ways that authors manipulate point of view, and to develop an algorithm that tracks point of view on the basis of the regularities found. This paper presents this algorithm, gives demonstrations of an implemented system, and describes the results of some preliminary empirical studies, which lend support to the algorithm.
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TL;DR: Discourse Representation Theory, or DRT, is one of a number of theories of dynamic semantics, which have come upon the scene in the course of the past twenty years to account for the context dependence of meaning.
Abstract: Discourse Representation Theory, or DRT, is one of a number of theories of dynamic semantics, which have come upon the scene in the course of the past twenty years. The central concern of these theories is to account for the context dependence of meaning. It is a ubiquitous feature of natural languages that utterances are interpretable only when the interpreter takes account of the contexts in which they are made – utterance meaning depends on context. Moreover, the interaction between context and utterance is reciprocal.
01 Jan 2011
TL;DR: An outstanding personality in the world of fiction, and a critic as well as a novelist, Henry James was born in New York on 15 April, 1843 and his short stories made him famous when he was only 25.
Abstract: An outstanding personality in the world of fiction, and a critic as well as a novelist, Henry james was born in New York on 15 April, 1843. He started his education under the supervision of his father, an eclectic philosopher, whose vivid sense of words and psychological insight he inherited. Though his schooling was informal, James read widely and developed a strong critical sense, which was to help him in his literary career. Henry James, charcoal sketch by John Singer Sargent (1911) The James family had frequent sojourns in Europe, and Henry attended schools in London, Paris and Geneva. In 1858 they took a house in Newport, Rhode Island, and there Henry formed two very important friendships: Thomas Sergeant Perry, an avid reader who was to become his closest friend, and John LaFarge, the painter, who encouraged him to read modern French novelists, like Honor’e de Balzac, and to begin writing. In 1861, while trying to put out a fire, Henry James strained his back, and this injury influenced his health throughout the rest of his life. After attending Harvard law school for a short time, he decided to devote himself entirely to writing, and his short stories made him famous when he was only 25. In 1869 James came to Europe; he visited England, where he met George Eliot, and went to France and Italy, the background of so many of his works. During his stay in Europe his cousin Minnie Temple died. She was the only woman for whom he had a strong attachment, and James later portrayed her in two of his major novels, The Portrait of a Lady, and The Wings of the Dove. James spent the years 1870-72 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, writing book reviews and stories, and from 1872 to 1874 he was again in Europe; the result of this tour was Roderick Hudson, a novel about an American sculptor, faced with the problem of the choice between working in America or moving to sophisticated but corrupt Europe. 1854 portrait of Henry James Sr. & Henry James Jr.