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Mon Feb 15 2010

Qs: Narrative Analysis: Model Divorced from the Data

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        1.    Beverly Grimes, Narrative Analysis: Model Divorced from the Data

Message 1: Narrative Analysis: Model Divorced from the Data
Date: 12-Feb-2010
From: Beverly Grimes <bevgrimes1hotmail.com>
Subject: Narrative Analysis: Model Divorced from the Data
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To what extent can a theoretical model be divorced from the data it
was originally from?

I'm thinking of writing a paper on this. I will answer with reference to
Greimas' actantial theory. I plan to analyze some passages from the
Bible to support any claims made (possibly some parables).

My plans/claims so far seem flimsy and not particularly substantial and I
would appreciate any ideas, suggestions for reading, and topics/areas
that would need covering in such an assignment.

I am a Masters level student and this assignment isn't for any credit. It
was just a "food for thought" question posed by a lecturer at the end of
a narrative lecture and I thought this sounded like an interesting topic
to try to write about.

I would appreciate any help.

Kind regards,

Beverly Grimes

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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