Chapter 4. Temporality, Particularity, and Narrative: An Excursion into the Theory of Text Types

  1. David Herman

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305920.ch4

Basic Elements of Narrative

Basic Elements of Narrative

How to Cite

Herman, D. (2009) Temporality, Particularity, and Narrative: An Excursion into the Theory of Text Types, in Basic Elements of Narrative, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305920.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405141536

Online ISBN: 9781444305920

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Keywords:

  • temporality, particularity, and narrative;
  • from contexts of narration to narrative as type of text;
  • text types and categorization processes;
  • are text types cognitively basic?;
  • text types, category gradience, and prototype effects;
  • narrative as text-type category - descriptions versus stories versus explanations;
  • description conceived as a cognitive activity;
  • explanation - cognitive activity and covering Law Model (CLM);
  • Coda - text types, communicative competence, and role of stories in Science;
  • second basic element of narrative - event sequencing

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • From Contexts of Narration to Narrative as a Type of Text

  • Text Types and Categorization Processes

  • Narrative as a Text-Type Category: Descriptions versus Stories versus Explanations

  • Coda: Text Types, Communicative Competence, and the Role of Stories in Science