High Point Analysis

  • Carole Peterson
  • Allyssa McCabe


Labov, a pioneer in the study of personal narratives, focussed on the semantic function and form of such presentations of personal experience. He defined a narrative as “one method of recapitulating past experience by matching a verbal sequence of clauses to the sequence of events which (it is inferred) actually occurred” (1968, p.287).


High Point Classic Pattern Main Clause Original Event Narrative Comment 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carole Peterson
    • 1
  • Allyssa McCabe
    • 2
  1. 1.Memorial University of NewfoundlandSt. John’sCanada
  2. 2.Wheaton CollegeNortonUSA

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