Language and Literature Describing Camp Talk: Language/pragmatics/politics on Behalf Of: Poetics and Linguistics Association a Rt I C L E Describing Camp Talk: Language/pragmatics/politics


This article uses literary examples from English-language and French-language postwar fiction to elaborate a descriptive framework for representations of camp talk. The framework is based on four underlying semiotic strategies that produce a variety of surface textual effects (stylistic and pragmatic). The strategies are called Paradox, Inversion, Ludicrism… (More)


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