Analysis of Text and Context in the Time of Violence

Ms Cecilia Silva
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The present work deals with language and the inner representation of outer reality: how the author manipulated language and produced a vivid representation of a violent regime. “The flight of the tiger” is an allegorical tale of a dictatorial period: a group of “saviors” take over a village “lost somewhere amid the cordillera, the sea, and adversity”. Mingling of reality and imagination places the novel within magic realism. The author, Daniel Moyano, used an everyday language, containing a great deal of euphemisms, allegories, magic elements, and profoundly rooted in a complex social context. In the present paper we analyze The flight of the tiger with a model taken from Norman Fairclough’s “Language and Power”(1989): description, interpretation and explanation, we refer to the contextual schema that are vital for meaning, and we also make some comparisons between the original written in Spanish and the English version.

Keywords: Text, Context, Magic Realism
Stream: Literature, Literary Studies
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Ms Cecilia Silva

Lecturer, Center for the Advancement of Higher Education, Tohoku University
Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken, Japan

Cecilia Silva studied Social Communication, English Translation and English Teaching at Cordoba National University (Argentina) and got Master and Ph.D degrees at Osaka University, Japan. She is interested in Media Literacy, Critical Literacy, Literature, and Language Teaching. She is currently involved in two projects: Teaching Training in Asian countries (Bangladesh, Vietnam), and Educational Technology (with Osaka University professor Dr. Takanori Maesako)

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