Oral Narration in Modern French: A Linguistics Analysis of Temporal Patterns, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Oral Narration in Modern French

A Linguistics Analysis of Temporal Patterns, 1st Edition

By Janice Carruthers

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This book introduces 'performed' oral storytelling into the debate, using data from traditional and contemporary storytellers in French to explore the narrative tenses, the discourse-pragmatic effects of tense switching, as well as broader questions concerning the nature of oral discourse.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Theoretical and Methodological Preliminaries 2. The Narrative Line: Models, Patterns, Systems 3. Tense-Switching on the Narrative Line 4. Structures between Narrative Clauses 5. Conclusions and Further Questions

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FOR000000
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN008000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
LAN009060
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax