Story, Performance, and Event Contextual Studies of Oral Narrative

ISBN-10: 052131111X
ISBN-13: 9780521311113
Edition: 1986
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Description: Based on a corpus of Texan oral narratives collected by the author, this study presents an analysis of the literary qualities of orally performed verbal art, focusing on the significance of its social content.

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Book details

List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/26/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Based on a corpus of Texan oral narratives collected by the author, this study presents an analysis of the literary qualities of orally performed verbal art, focusing on the significance of its social content.

Acknowledgments
Note on the texts
Introduction: Story, performance, and event
"Any man who keeps more'n one hound'll lie to you": A contextual study of expressive lying
"We was always pullin' jokes": The management of point of view in personal experience narratives
"Hell, yes, but not that young!": Reported speech as comic corrective
"I go into more detail now, to be sure": Narrative variation and the shifting contexts of traditional storytelling
Conclusion
References
Index

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