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There and back again: Discourse and pragmatic strategies for describing spatial locations in narrative fiction
In this report, I critique discourse psychologists' dismissal of spatial information in narrative based on their use of short texts that violate conversational implicatures (Grice). I proceed to follow linguists' work ...
Establishing perspective in Comanche narrative
The dissertation argues that the cognitive basis for the understanding of Comanche narrative must incorporate an understanding of perspective. This takes place through the use of Deictic Center Theory. One of the primary ...
Chaotic whiteness: Race, narrative, and the erotics of fear
This thesis is an exploration of the ways in which whiteness, race, and racism are maintained and perpetuated through the use of narratives. I forward four main understandings of chaos as they relate to whiteness and argue ...