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ISBN-10: 3668260508

ISBN-13: 9783668260504

Essay from the 12 months 2014 within the topic English Language and Literature reports - Literature, grade: 1,0 (A in England), Oxford college, language: English, summary: This essay argues that Aphra Behn's "The Rover" is at the start a play approximately language and communique, and the transformative strength of language. Verbal conversation in "The Rover" is the main robust device within the video game of seduction. It not just constructions the social relatives among the 2 sexes, however it supplies constitution to the total play.

This essay applies Speech Act thought, Grice’s Maxims of dialog and elements of Relevance concept from the linguistic box of Pragmatics to "The Rover" and may therefore offer an research of the communicative state of affairs within the play. The research will mostly specialise in Willmore, Hellena and Angellica’s speech, yet will take the opposite characters into account, too. i'll express that the characters within the play have diversified philosophies of language. whereas Willmore considers and makes use of language as performative and transformative device, his lady interlocutors examine speech as a method for conveying and figuring out fact. those varied philosophies, or understandings of the ability of language, problematize verbal exchange within the play and clarify why in a single and an identical dialog verbal exchange should be felicitous for one interlocutor and infelicitous for the speaker.

First, Austin’s Speech Act conception should be utilized, and a close differentiation among Willmore and his girl interlocutors’ options of language might be supplied. those observations will in a moment step be supported by means of Grice’s Maxims of Cooperation and Sperber and Wilson’s Relevance concept. i'll then express what options the characters in "The Rover" enhance to accommodate Willmore’s philosophy of language. ultimately, a couple of questions which this research increases may be identified.

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