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Brewer, William F. and Edward H. Lichtenstein. 1982. Stories are to entertain: A structural-affect theory of stories. Journal of Pragmatics 6 : 473–486.
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It is proposed that theory formation in the area of stories must distinguish between theories of plan comprehension, of narrative comprehension, and of story schema. The concept of the discourse force of a genre is propagated; and a theory is outlined that gives a partial account of the reader's story schema.