LING210 Point of View & Mind Style

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What is the difference between point of view and mind style?
POV: angle/perspective from which the fictional world is presented MS: the way in which the fictional world is conceptualised by the mind whose POV is being presented
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When is the notion of mind style particularly relevant?
when the mind whose viewpoint we are exposed to works in an unusual way. Mind styles vary on a cline from default/normal to strikingly unusual/deviant
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What are the 5 linguistic indicators of mind style
1. vocabulary (underlexicalisation) 2. transitivity patterns (deletion of agency/ inanimate agents) 3. syntactic patterns (simple svo/sva structure) 4. metaphorical patterns (e.g. personification) 5. conversational patterns (breaking of GMs)
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Stylistic indicators of autism
failure to mind read, lack of flexibility, imagination and pretence
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Stylistic indicators of autism
restricted patterns of behaviour and interests, difficulties in social interaction & communication and score low on theory of mind
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when the mind whose viewpoint we are exposed to works in an unusual way. Mind styles vary on a cline from default/normal to strikingly unusual/deviant

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