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The use of language with ulterşor motives in harold pinter's plays

Kocamaner, Hikmet
This thesis analyzes how Harold Pinter̕s characters use language with ulterior motives: making their existence felt and acknowledged, concealing the truth, avoiding conflict or confrontation, and exerting dominance. In the dissertation, stylistics, which is the analysis of texts by means of linguistic phenomena, has been used as the method of analysis. Characters̕ use of language with ulterior motives has been illustrated with reference to a variety of Pinter̕s plays.