Analyzing narrative : discourse and sociolinguistic by Georgakopoulou, Alexandra; De Fina, Anna

By Georgakopoulou, Alexandra; De Fina, Anna

"The socially minded linguistic examine of storytelling in lifestyle has been speedily increasing. This publication presents a severe engagement with this dynamic box of narrative reviews, addressing long-standing questions equivalent to definitions of narrative and perspectives of narrative constitution but additionally newer preoccupations akin to narrative discourse and identities, narrative language, energy and ideologies. It also  Read more...

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They also crucially depend on the ability of the storyteller who has the possibility of expanding on specific points and “embroidering” the narration. The teller acts the story with more or less characterization, mimicry, exaggeration and effect. Finnegan stresses that “there is no one form of any Limba story that could be called the fixed or ‘correct’ one, and evcn if some tend to recur more often than others in roughly the same form, yet even there each performance is in a sense a unique composition by the narrator” (p.

The use of quoted speech makes the scene come alive but also serves to add details to the narrative. Indeed, the provision of detail is another performance device. Further details, for example, are added by the narrator on the number of boys that had been chopping the tree and the time that they had been at it. e. “repetition with systematic variation” (p. ” Finally, the narrator uses another form of parallelism in the last two lines of the second version as the last line repeats, in a different way, the content of the preceding line: Oh, they just thought that was real fine.

Well, we, uh We didn’t know which one had found it and marked it first, ‘cause the other boys marked it the same day I did. ” Oh, they just thought that was real fine. That was all right by th\em. (From Bauman 1986: 95) These Iwo versions of the same narrative demonstrate how different types of devices may contribute to the performance quality of a story. As Bauman notes, the first version of the episode is quite plain, it has no details and just summarizes the events. In the second version, performance devices have been added and the story is much longer.

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