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Polanyi, Livia. 1982. Linguistic and social constraints on storytelling. Journal of Pragmatics 6 : 509–524.
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On the types of information found in all story texts, and the linguistic encoding and the necessary inter-relationships obtaining among these information types. Various narrative genres are distinguished, the linguistic constraints on them are discussed, and the relationship between stories and the social constraints under which the storyteller operates are analyzed.