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 daily life has been swiftly increasing. This booklet offers a severe engagement with this dynamic box of narrative stories, addressing long-standing questions similar to definitions of narrative and perspectives of narrative constitution but in addition newer preoccupations corresponding to narrative discourse and identities, narrative language, strength and ideologies. It also  Read more...

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In turn, performers make reference to established rules, aes thetic principles and traditions, but at the same time constantly create mean ings through contextualization and re-contextualization and use conventional resources for creative manipulation. The concept of emergence captures this constant transformation of social realities, since every time a perfonner meets with an audience, conventional resources need to be adapted to the local con text. In turn, the local context is continuously modified through changes in the relationships between audiences and performers.

One of the first attempts to specify the relationship between narrative structure, in particular evaluation, and culture was Polanyi’s study of American storytelling (1989). The title of the book alone, Telling the Anwrican story: A structural and cultural analysis of conversational storytelling, is indicative of the broad canvas that was being drawn. Culture was seen by Polanyi as a largely homogeneous entity that can be distilled into specific values which are in turn characteristic of a whole nation.

This type of middle-level thinking has also been important in contextual research on language in general. 1 From texts to cultural contexts The theoretical reflection on narrative and culture has been profoundly influ enced by notions and methodologies that come from the areas of ethnography of communication and folklore studies. Both fields have made a significant contribution to our understanding of how narratives are embedded in the social life of communities, as in both traditions the study of narrative has been tightly connected with the study of cultural organization and expression.

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