Sheila Rabillard

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Cycnos | Volume 14 n°1

Quine’s Field Linguist and Pinter’s DialogueSheila RabillardUniversity of Victoria, Canada.

“Explorations of the peculiar qualities of language in Pinter’s plays are as much a commonplace of the criticism as, say, discussions among Shepard critics of American mythologies, popular culture, and postmodernism. Susan Hollis Merritt, in her recent survey of the field of Pinter criticism, devotes an entire chapter to linguistic studies.1 Moreover, the critics have been engaged in relatively philosophical considerations, as if Pinter’s practices somehow compelled a reexamination of comfortable assumptions about the way language works. What has disturbed, perhaps, is the Pinteresque conjuncti...”

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