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Syntactic Structures and Their Sequencing as Defamiliarization Device



Year of publication 2011
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The article deals with the specific functions of syntactic structures in fictional dialogues revealing the defamiliarization strategies employed by J.M. Coetzee in his novel Slow Man. Sequencing, parodic-ironic re-accentuation, contrastive equivalence, parallelism and foregrounding are interpreted as the major defamiliarization devices exploited in implicit and explicit dialogues of the analysed fictional discourse.

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