Dialogicity and continuity in academic discourse (as demonstrated by the festschrift genre)
The article analyzes the genre of the festschrift – the celebratory volume dedicated to a significant person in a given field (in this case, in linguistics). It focuses on its intertextual character and its interactional aspects – how (and how much) the authors of the contributions cite and analyze the works of the honoree, his or her opinions, topics or terminology, how they deal with his or her individual style, and how they remember the collaboration with him or her. The article also discusses speech acts frequently used in festchrifts (such as thanking, congratulating, praising and complimenting), the titles of individual contributions, their ordering, rhetorical pathos, figurative expression and humorous dedications.
1. The festschrift genre (the celebratory volume)
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