Contrastive Pragmatics in a Diachronic Perspective : Insights from Othello

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Taavitsainen , I & Włodarczyk , M 2021 , ' Contrastive Pragmatics in a Diachronic Perspective : Insights from Othello ' , Contrastive pragmatics : a cross-disciplinary journal , vol. 2 , no. 2 , pp. 168-199 . https://doi.org/10.1163/26660393-bja10022

Title: Contrastive Pragmatics in a Diachronic Perspective : Insights from Othello
Author: Taavitsainen, Irma; Włodarczyk, Matylda
Contributor organization: Department of Languages
Date: 2021
Language: eng
Number of pages: 32
Belongs to series: Contrastive pragmatics : a cross-disciplinary journal
ISSN: 2666-0393
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/26660393-bja10022
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/340129
Abstract: The paper provides an overview of the interface of contrastive and historical pragmat- ics and a case study of Othello’s monologue. The emerging lines of development at the cross-roads of contrastive and historical pragmatics cover, in particular, speech acts, forms of discursive behaviour and stance. In the analysis, German, Swedish, Finnish and Polish translations from different periods are compared to show differences in the above-mentioned features. The illustrations are contextualised in order to show the discursive sensitivity of these linguistic items and their cross-linguistic diver- sity. The study reveals some tendencies and diachronic developments in translation strategies and underlines the need to include historical analyses in the realm of con- trastive research.
Subject: 6121 Languages
historical pragmatics
tertium comparationis
speech acts
terms of address
Shakespeare’s Othello
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
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