By Paul Lennon
This corpus-based research of allusions within the British press indicates the variety of objectives reporters allude to - from Shakespeare to television soaps, from Jane Austen to Hillary Clinton, from hymns to nursery rhymes, proverbs and riddles. It analyzes the linguistic types allusions take and demonstrates how allusions functionality meaningfully in discourse. It explores the character of the historical past cultural and intertextual wisdom allusions call for of readers and units out the processing levels desirous about realizing an allusion. Allusion is built-in into latest theories of oblique language and associated with idioms, word-play and metaphor.
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Allusions in the Press: An Applied Linguistic Study by Paul Lennon