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Theoretical InquiryLanguage, Linguistics, and Literature$
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Austin E. Quigley

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300101669

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300101669.001.0001

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Theoretical Inquiry

Austin E. Quigley

Yale University Press

This introductory chapter examines the linguistic turn taken by literary theory. The linguistic turn has been greeted in literary studies with alternating enthusiasm and dismay, and these reactions have been directly related to recurring struggles in the discipline to establish appropriate relationships among theory, history, and criticism, and between all three of them and ideology.

Keywords:   literary theory, linguistics, language, history, criticism, ideology

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