Towards a 'Natural' Narratology

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Contents
Prefacexi
Acknowledgementsxv
Prologue in the wilderness1
1 Towards a ‘natural’ narratology12
1.1Linguistic concepts of the natural13
1.1.1Natural narrative13
1.1.2The linguistic theory of naturalness: from frames to prototypes17
1.2A redefinition of narrativity20
1.2.1History vs. experientiality20
1.2.2Narrativity26
1.2.3Narrativization31
1.2.4Realism and mimesis35
1.2.5Fictionality38
1.3Towards a ‘natural’ narratology43
2 Natural narrative and other oral modes53
2.1Oral types of storytelling: a generic overview57
2.2Natural narrative: the creation of story meaning60
2.2.1The features of conversational storytelling: the experiential mode63
2.2.2Report, observational narrative and the vicarious mode71
2.2.3Institutionalized storytelling and the link with written narrative77
2.3Humorous and didactic short forms81
2.3.1The joke81
2.3.2Exemplum and/or anecdote85

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgements xv
  • Prologue in the Wilderness 1
  • 1 - Towards a ‘natural’ Narratology 12
  • 2 - Natural Narrative and Other Oral Modes 53
  • 3 - From the Oral to the Written 92
  • 4 - The Realist Paradigm 129
  • 5 - Reflectorization and Figuralization 178
  • 6 - Virgin Territories 222
  • 7 - Games with Tellers, Telling and Told 269
  • 8 - Natural Narratology 311
  • In Lieu of an Epilogue 376
  • Notes 379
  • References 407
  • Author Index 443
  • Subject Index 448
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