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dc.contributor.authorMunro, Andrew
dc.contributor.editorVéronique Duché, Tess Do, Andréa Rizzi
dc.description.abstractWhat to do with Anne Freadman? Or rather, what to do with Anne here? What sort of piece would suit this occasion, and how and where should it-should we-begin? Long exercised by these kinds of gueries1, Anne notes that how one starts can indicate the 'genre of writing one is undertaking' 2. A straight exegesis would, I think, be wide of the mark, as would a trawl through citation indices. Instead, I'll signal some of the work that some of Anne's work enables us to get done. As the object of this Festschrift, Anne's the friend about whom we've come to talk. But an object, as Anne, after Charles Peirce, insists, is always already a sign. And a sign can of course take can take multiple objects'. So it is that here, "Anne" does double referential work, standing for a lively and living person and a lively and living body of work. Both the former and the latter are preconditions of our talk: it's the genre of the Festschrift, not the Gedenkschrift, which we' re engaging here. Bur if I insist on this issue of persons, it's mostly because it's about persons-purposive, passionate, sign-raking and sign-making persons-that Anne has really taught me. As you no doubt know, Anne herself exemplifies a working of the person through a personalising of the work. I could go on co illustrate her generosity to me and to others and her honesty towards herself, but I'd have little space to say much else. Suffice it then to note that while such praise puts us in the domain of the epideictic, it also goes to my substantive points: that Anne equips us to describe discursive events, and that chis is due, partly at least, to the pragmatic attention to persons that underpins her work.
dc.publisherClassiques Garnier
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleGenre, Text and Language - Mélanges Anne Freadman
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCultural Studies not elsewhere classified
dc.titlePersonalising Work
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Languages and Linguistics
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMunro, Andrew W.

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