Interpretive Acts: In Search of Meaning


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Over the last twenty years, the humanities and social sciences have become peculiarly preoccupied with the limitations of language--especially what language cannot do. Rather than ask whether communication is possible, this study explores how it occurs. Drawing on a variety of fields that have contributed to literary theory--including discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, philosophy of language, and rhetorical theory--Harris defines the goal of interpretation as uncovering an author's intended meaning, and considers ...

Interpretive Acts: In Search of Meaning 1992, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198129592