Chapter published in:The Pragmatics of Adaptability
Edited by N. Daniel Silva and Jacob L. Mey
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 319] 2021
► pp. 101–116
Ad-appting children’s stories
This chapter studies the multimedia adaptation of a classic children’s story, Dr Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat. Mixing story-telling with instructional instrumentality and lacking an interactive relationship with the story-teller, the story loses the ‘enchantment’ which, Bettelheim has argued, makes story-telling fundamental in the child’s development.
Keywords: adaptation, enchantment, multimedia, orality, story-telling
Published online: 17 March 2021
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