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ERIC Number: EJ823415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
A Metaphorical Basis for Transcultural Narrative: A Response to David Pan
Sell, Jonathan P. A.
Language and Intercultural Communication, v7 n1 p2-15 Feb 2007
This paper takes issue with recent claims regarding the impossibility of the transcultural narrative. After demonstrating the possibility of such narrative, a metaphorical model is proposed as a useful means of approaching the transcultural narrative. It is shown how an intellectual process of analogy and an affective process of empathy enable the transcultural narrative's initial alterity to be assimilated to form part of the reader's culturally specific conceptual system. This assimilation does not mean that the transcultural narrative ceases to be transcultural because, as is the case with all narratives, total comprehension and therefore total assimilation is impossible. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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