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Die identifikasie van generies onderskeidende strategieë in dramatiese kommunikasie: ’n interdlssiplinêre benadering

N-A Anderson
Literator | Vol 19, No 2 | a523 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v19i2.523 | © 1998 N-A Anderson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 April 1998 | Published: 30 April 1998

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N-A Anderson, Departement Algemene Taal- en Literatuurwetenskap, Universitelt van die Vrystaat, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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Abstract

The identification of generically distinctive strategies in dramatic communication: an interdisciplinary approach
This article is an attempt to demonstrate the identification of text strategies that enhance dramatic function in literature, i.e. strategies that confront the receiver with alternative possibilities of choice. Consequently I investigate, among others, linguistic, judicial and philosophical discourses on explicit argumentation strategies. This investigation is undertaken in order to infer analogous drama strategies with the potential to function implicitly rather than explicitly, as the informativity of literary communication appears to be relative to the degree of the implicitness of strategies employed The strategies identified are thus explained in terms of the logic of a genre model (Strydom 1996) in order to explicate their genre character. As a first step towards testing my conclusions empirically, reading reports of specific drama texts are used.

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