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ERIC Number: ED408614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 28
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The Vanishing Narrator: Repositioning Stories of Personal Experience.
Nemoianu, Anca M.
The narrative of personal experience is considered in this paper as a canonical discourse genre from which various forms of expository patterns can be derived in a move towards decontextualized academic discourse. More specifically, the paper analyzes the multi-draft transition from a narrative of personal experience to a classification. The analysis in the paper is based on W. Chafe's (1994) recent approach to discourse analysis, using the concept of consciousness, with its need for orientation and point of view, and its relationship to the production of language. The paper makes the claim that a consciousness-based analytic tool represents a crucial link between linguistic analysis and composition pedagogy viewed as literate action. Contains 19 references and a figure listing the modes and functions of consciousness. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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