"What do you want me to tell?" The inferential texture of Alice Munro's 'Postcard'

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Abstract

This paper shows how consideration of pragmatic inference can contribute to accounts of 'texture, understood as 'the experienced quality of textuality'. It focuses in particular on the complex inferences made by readers before, during and after reading a short story by Alice Munro and how these contribute to texture in this sense, thus showing how work in pragmatics can contribute to a specific area of cognitive poetics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-120
JournalÉtudes de Stylistique Anglaise
Volume8
Issue number3
Early online date19 Feb 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes

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