Oral Narration in Modern French : A Linguistics Analysis of Temporal Patterns Hardback
Storytelling is a universal human activity and oral narration - particularly modern 'conversational' narration such as anecdotes or personal stories - has long been fertile ground for linguists working on tense usage across a variety of languages.
This book introduces 'performed' oral storytelling into the debate, using data from traditional and contemporary storytellers in French to explore the narrative tenses attested, the discourse-pragmatic effects of tense switching, the structures deployed at points of temporal sequence, as well as broader questions concerning the nature of oral discourse.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 156 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/11/2005
- Category: Grammar, syntax
- ISBN: 9781904713111
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