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Sun Feb 15 2009

Books: Ling&Literature/Text&Corpus Ling: Toolan

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Narrative Progression in the Short Story: Toolan


Message 1: Narrative Progression in the Short Story: Toolan
Date: 12-Feb-2009
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Narrative Progression in the Short Story: Toolan
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Title: Narrative Progression in the Short Story
Subtitle: A corpus stylistic approach
Series Title: Linguistic Approaches to Literature 6
Published: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LAL%206

Author: Michael Toolan
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027290618 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027290618 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027233387 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027233387 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Abstract:

One of our most valuable capacities is our ability partly to predict what
will come next in a text. But linguistic understanding of this remains very
limited, especially in genres such as the short story where there is a
staging of the clash between predictability and unpredictability. This book
proposes that a matrix of narrativity-furthering textual features is
crucial to the reader's forming of expectations about how a literary story
will continue to its close. Toolan uses corpus linguistic software and
methods, and stylistic and narratological theory, in the course of
delineating the matrix of eight parameters that he sees as crucial to
creating narrative progression and expectation. The book will be of
interest to stylisticians, narratologists, corpus linguists, and short
story scholars.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Ling & Literature
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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