Publication details [#9470]

Togeby, Ole. 1979. Theories of narrative in textlinguistics. Papers from the Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics 5 (1) : 337–351.
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Article in journal
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Language as a subject


T. discusses the possibility of describing narratives in terms of a generative system of recursive rules. Comparing previous approaches to a Danish folktale he realizes that the single rules of such 'grammars' are ideology specific. In order to grasp the ideologies inherent in various narratives we shall, therefore, have to adopt a multibranched and openended system of rewriting rules.