Item description for Oral Narration in Modern French: A Linguistic Analysis of Temporal Patterns (Research Monographs in French Studies) (Research Monographs in French Studies) by Janice Carruthers...
Storytelling is a universal human activity and oral narration has long been fertile ground for linguists working on tense usage across a variety of languages. Fascinating parallels have been drawn between the patterns in 'conversational' narration (such as anecdotes or personal stories) and in medieval narratives. This book introduces oral storytelling into the debate, using data from traditional and contemporary storytellers in French.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6.75" Height: 10" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2005
Publisher Maney Publshing
ISBN 1904713114 ISBN13 9781904713111
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More About Janice Carruthers
Janice Carruthers is a Senior Lecturer in French Studies at Queen's University Belfast. She has published widely on tense and aspect in contemporary French, and on the structure of oral discourse, especially oral narrative. Her recent monograph brings together these two fields, Oral Narration in Modern French. A Linguistic Analysis of Temporal Patterns (2005).