Narrative Comprehension: A Discourse Perspective

Narrative Comprehension: A Discourse Perspective

by Catherine Emmott

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Narrative Comprehension: A Discourse Perspective by Catherine Emmott

There has so far been relatively little research by cognitive linguists on the comprehension of narrative texts. This book draws on insights from discourse analysis and artificial intelligence to explore how readers construct and maintain mental representations of fictional characters and contexts, and goes on to consider the implications of cognitive modelling for grammatical theory and a literary-linguistic model of narrative text-types.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198236498
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/28/1997
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.69(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Cognition and Discourse
1. Narrative Comprehension: Text, Knowledge, and Inference-Making
2. Key Topics in Processing Research
3. A Discourse Perspective: Understanding Full, Real Texts
Part II: Narrative Structure and Processing
4. Creating Functional Texts
5. Modifying, Switching, and Recalling Texts
6. Characters and Texts
Part III: Implications: Linguistic Theory and Narrative Theory
7. Mental Representations, Inference-Making, and Reference Theory
8. Distinguishing Narrative Types
9. Conclusion
Bibliography
Part I: Cognition and Discourse
1. Narrative Comprehension: Text, Knowledge, and Inference-Making
2. Key Topics in Processing Research
3. A Discourse Perspective: Understanding Full, Real Texts
Part II: Narrative Structure and Processing
4. Creating Functional Texts
5. Modifying, Switching, and Recalling Texts
6. Characters and Texts
Part III: Implications: Linguistic Theory and Narrative Theory
7. Mental Representations, Inference-Making, and Reference Theory
8. Distinguishing Narrative Types
9. Conclusion
Bibliography

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