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Author Labov, William.
Title The language of life and death : the transformation of experience in oral narrative / William Labov.
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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 Floor4  P96.N35 L33 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xii, 239 pages ; 23 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-233) and index.
Contents Introduction to the language of life and death -- Narrative analysis -- The escalation of violence -- Confrontations with deah -- Premonitions and communication with the dead -- Margie Knott: "Her confrontation with the neighbors" -- Gloria Stein: "They stoned the house" -- Rose Norman: "The death of her younger sister" -- Mary Costa: "The death of her youngest daughter" -- Cache County -- Ther vernacular origin of epic style -- Historians' use of narrative -- Thomas Babington Macaulay: "The death of Monmouth" -- S.T. Bindoff: "The death of Elizabeth" -- 2 Samuel: "The death of Absalom" -- The narrative view of death and life".
Subject Discourse analysis, Narrative.
Narration (Rhetoric)
ISBN 1107656818 paperback
9781107033344 hardback
1107033349 hardback
9781107656819 paperback
Standard # 40022828511
OCLC number 823139809