Framing, Narrative and Textual Semiotic Resources

  • Patrick Kiernan


This chapter, the final chapter of Part I, develops the account of the textual metafunction as a multimodal resource. This involves consideration of how the narrative interviews are structured through both the choice and ordering of questions and the various ways in which the interview is framed by the participants but also escaped, reconfigured and even aborted. It describes the organisation of narrative anecdotes in relation to a model of spoken discourse and considers the possibility of macro-narrative.


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  • Patrick Kiernan
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  1. 1.KenkyutoMeiji UniversityTokyoJapan

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