The influence of types of character on processing background information in narrative discourse

Sanford, Anthony J.; Clegg, Michael
November 1998
Memory & Cognition;Nov98, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p1323
Academic Journal
Examines the role of character depiction on the cognition and analysis of a narrative discourse. Subjects' awareness to character background information due to awareness to main characters; Description of how background information is processed; Bias provided aa source of control over cognitive processing to establish coherent representation.


Related Articles

  • Cognitive models of discourse comprehension for narrative generation. Niehaus, James; Young, Michael R. // Literary & Linguistic Computing;Dec2014, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p561 

    This article presents an approach to using cognitive models of narrative discourse comprehension to define an explicit computational model of a reader's comprehension process during reading, predicting aspects of narrative focus and inferencing with precision. This computational model is...

  • The Moral of the Historical Story: Textual Differences in Fact and Fiction. Pihlainen, Kalle // New Literary History;Winter2002, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p39 

    Focuses on the textual differences in fact and fiction of historical narratives. Claims of theorists on the similarity of the form between historical narratives and fictional texts; Treatment of historiography to fictionalize facts; Separation of constructional texts from descriptive texts.

  • Hearing voices in narrative texts. Aczel, Richard // New Literary History;Summer98, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p467 

    Looks at the voices that can be heard in narrative texts and how they can be both complex and problematic. Discussion on the question of who speaks during these discourses; Examination of voice in narratorial aspects of theory; Reference made to various influential narratological discussions of...

  • New Wine in Old Bottles? Voice, Focalization, and New Writing. Fludernik, Monika // New Literary History;Summer2001, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p619 

    Focuses on the relationship between narrative discourse and narrated stories. Analysis of the metaphoric extension of the grammatical term 'voice'; Theoretical drawback of the model; Introduction of the term 'narrativization.'

  • Consistency and change in the repeated narratives of Holocaust survivors. Schiff, Brian; Skillingstead, Heather; Archibald, Olivia; Arasim, Alex; Peterson, Jenny // Narrative Inquiry;2006, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p349 

    In this article, we study the oral history interviews of eight survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau. We give a detailed analysis of a central narrative in their life story, the “selection narrative,” the experience of being forcibly separated from family into groups for labor or death, as...

  • Tales of the state: The anti-state tale and narrative analysis. Schram, Sanford F.; Neisser, Philip T. // PA Times;Mar98, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p1 

    Examines the anti-state story in the United States to demonstrate a narrative construction of what is often taken for granted. Examples of anti-state stories; Coherence of the tales to events that are not necessarily there; Use of narrative analysis to reconcile anti-state tales.

  • Can We Have a Story? Jenson, Robert W. // First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Mar2000, Issue 101, p16 

    Focuses on the postmodernist critique of metanarratives. Meaning of postmodernism; Existence of metanarratives in the sciences; Postmodernism theories as metanarratives.

  • Editor's Column. Phelan, James // Narrative;Jan2007, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p1 

    The article discusses various reports published within the issue, including one by Katherine Saunders Nash on John Cowper Powys' novel and the relationship between narrative progression and the erotic of reading and another by Terence Murphy on the elements of narrative discourse.

  • ON THE REFERENTIAL INTERPRETATION OF COMPUTER-MEDIATED NARRATIVES. Laczkó, Krisztina; Tátrai, Szilárd // Journal of Estonian & Finno-Ugric Linguistics / Eesti ja Soome-u;2015, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p85 

    The paper explores the referential interpretation of narratives through a case study of computer-mediated narrative discourse, a thread of Hungarian stories on an online discussion site. In particular, we are looking to find out what directs the addressee's attention and how as she attempts to...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics