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In The Grammar of Autobiography, Jean Quigley makes a claim that one often hears nowadays - that the self is constructed in autobiographical narrative discourse. Two things distinguish her analysis of narrative self-construction from many other treatments of the subject. First, she offers a genuinely interdisciplinary account, drawing on functional linguistics, theoretical and developmental psychology, and accounts of language development. Second, she studies a particular category of linguistic forms, modals, as the key to narrative self-construction.
Wortham, S. (2001). Review of Jean Quigley, The Grammar of Autobiography: A Developmental Account. Retrieved from http://repository.upenn.edu/gse_pubs/89
Date Posted: 01 May 2007
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