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Fictions at Work: Language and Social Practice in Fiction
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd
Publication date April 1, 1995
Pages 90
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780582085220
ISBN-10 0582085225
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
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Published in Great Britain
Original list price $50.50
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Fiction is a social phenomenon. It is a subject of wide interest in sociolinguistics and sociology, as well as the more obvious literary and cultural studies. It is of importance in education policymaking through the actual selection of teaching materials, as well as being a product of social practices. In this work, the author shows how fiction works in the constitution and reproduction of social life. The book does not reduce fiction to a functional support for ideology, but considers that the greatest interest in fiction is as a source of pleasure. It discusses both "high" and "low" fiction, combining discussion of social context with language analysis. Examples are taken from children's tales, romance, horror and science fiction in the text's language analysis.

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from Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd (April 1, 1995)
9780582085220 | details & prices | 90 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $50.50
About: Fiction is a social phenomenon.
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from Taylor & Francis (April 1, 1995)
9780582085237 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $88.99
About: In this book, Mary Talbot shows how fiction works in the constitution and reproduction of social life.

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