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Saturday, 29 December

451. What Is Literary Language? Narrative Style and Selection

10:15–11:30 a.m., Ontario, Sheraton Chicago

Program arranged by the Division on Linguistic Approaches to Literature

Presiding: Claiborne Rice, Univ. of Louisiana, Lafayette

1. “Toward a Stylistic Typology of Narrative Gaps: Gapping and the Grotesque,” Donald E. Hardy, Univ. of Nevada, Reno

2. “‘Bè. That Was Me!’ Narrative Quotation, Reported Speech, and the Distinctly Literary Act,” Robert Schechtman, Univ. of California, Berkeley

3. “Sentence Sounds and Squiggly Tunes,” Natalie E. Gerber, State Univ. of New York, Fredonia

4. “The Linguistic Structure of Literary Metaphor,” Karen Sullivan, Univ. of California, Berkeley

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