Perspectives on Narrativity and Narrative Perspectivization

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  • Editors: Natalia Igl1, and Sonja Zeman2
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027267443

The book offers a novel approach to the question of how to model narrativity against the background of perspectivization. By bringing together contributions from neuro- and cognitive linguistics, literary studies, and picture theory, the volume uncovers basic mechanisms of perspectivization that are common to the different levels of linguistic structure, literary novels, and narrative pictures. As such, it is also a book on narrative perspectivization since its contributions examine in detail the perspectival principles in medieval, romantic and postmodern literature, in the micro-linguistic structure of language, narrative pictures, literary novels, dramatic texts, and everyday stories. In doing so, it contributes both to the theoretical debate on the core definition of narrativity and offers new empirical investigations on perspectival principles in specific historical, medial, and genre constellations. This volume will be of interest to scholars and students of cognitive linguistics, narrative research and (transmedial) narratology, cognitive poetics, and stylistics.

Subjects: Communication Studies; Pragmatics; Theoretical literature & literary studies; Discourse studies; Cognition and language

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Bayreuth; 2: Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich

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