Re-discovering Identities. Language and Point of View in Scott’s ‘True Country’

Chiara Minestrelli (Università di Udine)

Abstract

L’articolo esamina uno dei primi lavori dello scrittore australiano Kim Scott, True Country. Il presente lavoro cerca di catturare le identità inquiete degli aborigeni d’Australia, oltre al processo di crescita e consapevolezza che il protagonista ha intrapreso. L’analisi del testo si basa pertanto sugli studi riguardanti ‘modalità’ e ‘punto di vista’. Si vuole inoltre evidenziare l’importanza che ricopre la lingua all’interno della struttura narrativa e nella creazione dei personaggi, nonché la loro interiorità, portando il lettore ad operare delle scelte critiche riguardo ai temi trattati.

Bibliografia

Bakhtin, Mikhail. 1986. Speech Genres and Other Late Essays. Austin, Tx:  University of Texas Press.

Bakhtin, Mikhail.1984 Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 6.

Benterrak, Krim, Muecke, Stephen and Roe, Paddy. 1984. Reading the Country, Introduction to Nomadology. South Fremantle, WA: Fremantle Arts Press.

Benveniste, Émile. 1971. Problems in General Linguistics. Coral Gables, Fl: University of Miami Press.

Bhabha, Homi K. 1994. The Location of Culture. London and New York: Routledge.

Bloch, B. 1948. “A set of Postulates for Phonemic Analysis”, Language 24. 3-47.

Fowler, Roger. 1996 [1986]. Linguistic Criticism. New York: Oxford University Press.

Genette Gérard. 1980. Narrative Discourse. New York: Cornell University Press.

Halliday, Michael A.K. 1994 [1985]. An Introduction to Functional Grammar. London: Edward Arnold. Second.

Knudsen, Eva Rask. 2004. The Circle and the Spiral: A study of Australian Aboriginal and New Zeland maori Literature in Cross Cuultures 68. Amsterdam/New York: Radopi.

Labov, William. 1972. Language in the Inner City. Philadelphia:University of Pennsylvania Press.

Leech, Geoffrey. 2008. Language in Literature: Style and forgrounding. Harlow, Essex: Pearson/Longman.

Leech, Geoffrey and Short, Michael. 2007 [1981]. Style in Fiction: A linguistic introduction to English Fictional Prose. Harlow/Essex: Pearson/Longman.

Lemke, Jay L. 1992. “Interpersonal Meaning in Discourse: Value Orientations”. In M. Davies and L. Ravelli (eds.). Advances in Systemic Linguistics, Recent Theory and Practice. 82-104 London: Pinter.

Muecke, Stephen, Benterrak Kim and Roe Paddy eds. 1984. Reading the Country. Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press.

Shoemaker, Adam. 1989. Black Words, White Pages:Aboriginal Literature 1929- 1988. Santa Lucia: University of Queesland Press.

Scott, Kim. 2008 [1993]. True Country. North Fremantle WA: Fremantle At Center Press.

Simpson, Paul. 1993. Language, Ideology and Point of View. London and New York: Routledge.

Toolan, Michael. 2001 [1988]. Narrative: a Critical Linguistic Introduction. London: Routledge.

Views: 229

Download PDF

Downloads: 156