Discourse, Consciousness and Time
Flow and Displacement of Conscious Experience in Speaking and Writing
By (author) Wallace L. Chafe
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Discourse, Consciousness and Time by Wallace L. Chafe
Book DescriptionIn this text, the author demonstrates how the study of language and consciousness together can provide an unexpectedly broad understanding of the way the mind works. Relying on close analyses of conversational speech, as well as written fiction and non-fiction, he investigates both the flow of ideas through consciousness and the displacement of consciousness by way of memory and imagination. Chafe draws on several decades of research to demonstrate that understanding the nature of consciousness is essential to understanding many linguistic phenomena, such as pronouns, tense, clause structure and intonation, as well as stylistic usages, such as the historical present and the free indirect style. While the book focuses on English, there are also discussions of the North American Indian language, Seneca, and the music of Mozart and of the Seneca people.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226100548
(226mm x 154mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Wallace L. Chafe
Grammar of the Seneca Language, Paperback (February 2015)» View all books by Wallace L. Chafe
The Seneca language belongs to the Northern Iroquoian branch of the Iroquoian language family, where its closest relatives are Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora. This grammatical description, which includes four extended texts in several genres, is the culminatin of the author's long term study of the language over half a century.
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