Narrative Level, Status, Person, and the Typology of Narratives (Nivel Narrativo, Status, Persona, y Tipología de Las Narraciones) (in Spanish)
Miscelánea: A Journal of English and American Studies, Vol. 17, pp. 91-121, 1996
32 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2011 Last revised: 17 Nov 2011
Date Written: 1996
This paper addresses several aspects of narrative structuring related to the fictional enunciation, its representation, and its specific treatment in a complex genre such as literary narrative. For instance, the theoretical definition of the authorial narrator is highly complex. It rests on the assumption of other structurally simpler narrative modes, such as homodiegetic narrative and fictional heterodiegetic narrative; the definition of the latter, in turn, rests on the definition of factual heterodiegetic narrative. That is to say, the narrator, at least in one of his roles, is performing communicative speech acts which are to be interpreted as such. This communicative dimension is implicit in the structure of fictional narrative, although other layerings may have been superposed. Therefore our analysis points out some of the enunciative structures which must be taken into account in a semiotic characterization of the diverse planes of literary narratives. Such structural complexity of literary narrative is indicative of its functional and pragmatic complexity.
Keywords: Narrative, Narratology, Narrative structure, Fictionality, Enunciation, Literary pragmatics, Discourse analysis, Narrative fiction, Novel,
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