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The first four chapters treat the four speech presentation techniques that make up the Homeric speech presentation spectrum. Each chapter begins with an overview of the basic properties and effects of a particular speech presentation technique, which includes how often and in what contexts that technique appears. These overviews analyze individual speech presentation techniques according to what kinds of speech acts they present, what kinds of moves they contain, and how they are distributed among various narrative levels. Typical examples illustrate these overall patterns. Each chapter ends with an in-depth analysis of examples of the technique that draw on common properties of that technique to create meaningful narrative effects connected to a key theme or story development. Thus, each chapter combines a broad overview of aggregate data patterns with detailed analysis of individual examples. This combination strives to present the enormous body of data that underlies this book in a way that is simultaneously broad, detailed, and manageable in scope. In these first four chapters, the and for the most part are not distinguished from one another.
The Nobel Peace Prize 2009 - Presentation Speech
My main interest is in what Homeric characters say and how the audiences of the poems gain access to those speeches. The speech-related phenomena that I did not include in my data have been left out because in various ways they do not provide access to what people in the poems are saying: the references omitted are either not about speech, or are not about presentation. The largest category of arguably speech-related references that I have not included, from a numerical standpoint, is presentation of thought. Thought presentation and speech presentation differ substantially, particularly in premodern literature. Accordingly, thought presentation does not appear in this study, although clearly there is fascinating work to be done comparing speech and thought presentation in Homeric poetry. Some Greek words depict events that might or might not be speech. For instance, I have not counted objects of the verb ??????? as speech presentation unless the context requires that understanding, since ??????? depicts a wide range of actions, many of which are nonverbal. The boundary between presenting speech and presenting action is regularly a hard one to draw, and this verb gives a particularly clear example of that.