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Polanyi, Livia. 1981. Telling the same story twice. Text 1 (4) : 315–336.
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Every story text differs from every other story text because of 'recipient design'. However, viewed more abstractly, multiple tellings may reduce to the same underlying structure. These points of view are illustrated through the analysis of a transcript of a taperecorded conversational story.