Double Deviance Of Manfred Pfister

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Manfred Pfister suggests a double deviance, one in the synchronic dimension, the other on the diachronic, as distinctive of dramatic speech which deviates from “ordinary” language but can deviate internally from the tradition of dramatic language or styles which are in force. Instances of the former include neologisms, archaisms and highly stylised, metred language, as in verse drama written by T.S Eliot. Participants use speech for various purposes between participants: to socialize, to communicate thoughts, opinions or emotions, to share thoughts, feelings, emotions, to offer to do things for others, to ask other to do things, to congratulate, to insult, to quarrel etc. Therefore, the notion of language use makes language a tool – Bollinger
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