Socio-Pragmatic Aspects of Phatic Communion A Study of phatic devices in fictuional dialogues



Year of publication 2010
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The paper deals with the notion of phatic communion in fictional discourse. The major problem which is subject to verification is the idea of context-dependence of phatic devices, as contrasted with Malinowski's original claim by that phatic communion is not dependent on the context of situacion. Fictional discourse, however, brings sufficient evidence of context-embeddedness of the phenomenon under investigation.