The Power of Point of View

Tag: transitivity

Linguistics influencing Point of View: Trying to make a ‘Police Shooting’ Palatable

by GARY YAMASAKI   This post demonstrated how readers can be led to experience events through a Neanderthal point of view simply by linguistic manipulation, specifically, the avoidance of transitive clauses. This post goes a step further to explore how manipulation of transitivity can even lead readers to adopt the point of view of a particular… Read More ›

Observing Impact of Linguistics on Point-of-View Crafting. . .with the help of a “Neanderthal”

by GARY YAMASAKI   “. . .The bushes twitched again. . . .A head and a chest faced him, half-hidden. . . .The man turned sideways in the bushes and looked at Lok along his shoulder. A stick rose upright and there was a lump of bone in the middle. . . .Suddenly Lok understood that… Read More ›