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ERIC Number: ED353838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 15
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ISSN: ISSN-0959-2253
Participant Reference in Greek Personal Experience Narratives.
Georgakopoulou, Alexandra
Edinburgh Working Papers in Linguistics, n3 p36-48 1992
This paper, based on the analysis of forty oral and forty written personal experience narratives elicited from the same subjects for two different audiences, explores the shaping of participant reference with respect to considerations of audience and the effect of modality. The discussion first focuses on the impact of cognitive constraints on the referential patterning of the data and then turns to the discourse factors/functions that trigger nominal reference in the narratives at hand. Of these functions, evaluation is particularly stressed for its role in the elicitation of explicit forms of reference. What this paper mainly shows is that the contextual parameters of audience and modality play a crucial role in the functioning of the factors discussed that underlie referential choices: these are modeled on the narrators' schemata about their intended audiences and are also affected by the change of modality. (Contains 34 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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