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Author Ljungberg, Christina.

Title Creative dynamics : diagrammatic strategies in narrative / Christina Ljungberg
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2012
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 190 pages)
Series Iconicity in language and literature, 1873-5037 ; v. 11
Iconicity in language and literature ; v. 11. 1873-5037
Contents Mapping practices -- Cartographic writing -- Reading as remapping: cartographic performance -- Postcolonial mappings -- Remapping the past: the case of photography -- Cognitive approaches to textual narratives
Summary How do readers make sense of a picture, a photograph, or a map in literary narratives in which visual signs play a critical role? How do authors accomplish their various objectives in constructing such complex texts? What strategies and techniques do they use to project fictional worlds and to provide their readers with the means for orienting themselves there? This book investigates the dynamics of the imaginary diagrams created by cartographers, photographers, and writers of narratives, giving ample evidence of how mapping practices have inspired the imagination of a vast number of authors f
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Cognitive grammar.
Creativity (Linguistics)
Iconicity (Linguistics)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012027509
ISBN 9027243476 (alk. paper)
9027273227 (electronic bk.)
9789027243478 (alk. paper)
9789027273222 (electronic bk.)