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Description - Narrative Theory and the Cognitive Sciences by David Herman

Research on human intelligence has postulated that studying the structure and use of stories can provide important insight into the roots of self and the nature of thinking. In that spirit, this volume focuses on narrative as a crossroads where cognitive and social psychology, linguistics, literary theory, and the recent hybrid called "cognitive narratology" intersect, suggesting new directions for the cognitive sciences. The ideas contained here demonstrate the importance of narrative as a cognitive style, a genre of discourse, and a resource for literary writing and other forms of communication.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781575864686
ISBN-10: 1575864681
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Centre for the Study of Language & Information
Publisher: Centre for the Study of Language & Information
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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