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Schiffrin, Deborah. 1984. How a story says what it means and does. Text 4 (4) : 313–346.
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S. demonstrates by means of the micro-analysis of a single conversational narrative how several levels of discourse work together to create a story. Questions asked are: How is the story opened? How is the point of the story made? How does the story perform an action within a social interaction? How is the story closed? The answers require consideration of informational, sentential, textual, and conversational structure.