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Dillon draws upon recent studies of language processing to ask how linguistic form shapes readers' (or hearers') responses to literary texts. The resulting model of comprehension gives an explicit account of the strategies readers may use in analyzing and comprehending passages from Spenser, Milton, Wordsworth, Henry James, Faulkner, Wallace Stevens, and other notoriously "difficult" writers. Dillon's model bears on many of the major issues in current literary theory, such as whether and how "literary" reading differs from other kinds of reading and what the function and importance of ambiguity is within a literary work. The book's overall aim is to supplant William Empson's Seven Types of Ambiguity as an account of how we do and should read literature.

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  1. Halftitle
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  1. Title
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Frontmetter
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  1. Perface
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  1. Noteonthetext
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  1. Introducion
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  1. Halftitle
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  1. CHAPTER ONE
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  1. CHAPTER TWO
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  1. Language processing and the reading of literature
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  1. Language processing and the reading of literature
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  1. Consciousness of sentence structure
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  1. Integration into context
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  1. Integration into context
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  1. Title
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  1. Index
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Notes
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253050984
MARC Record
OCLC
1259586460
Launched on MUSE
2021-07-11
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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