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This quantity bargains a state of the art number of stories within the quickly becoming interdisciplinary box of cognitive poetics. In coupling cognitive linguistics and poetics, cognitive poeticians objective to supply cognitive readings of literary texts. by way of bringing jointly key gamers and critics in a atmosphere of interdisciplinary discussion, this quantity captures the pursuits, earnings and gaps of this rising box.
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Nonfictional texts project worlds that are supposed to correspond to the “actual” world, and therefore fulfil all these criteria. Different fictional genres project worlds that break different combinations of accessibility relations. Both Ovid’s story and Mrs Midas project worlds that break the relation of physical compatibility, since the existence of the “gold touch” is incom- 48 Elena Semino patible with the natural laws of the actual world. As such, in Ryan’s terms, both worlds are physically impossible.
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He identifies seven general flaws in cognitive narrative theory: (1) it leaves story and storyhood undefined (cf. g. from talk in the first-order world); (3) it tends to focus on mini-stories; (4) it reifies story interest by preloading with “absolute interest” such representable objects as death, danger, power, sex, money, risk, trouble, conflict, unusualness; (5) it reduces the mind to emotionless cognition; (6) it does not appreciate the importance of narrative gaps for human beings. Next, Sternberg contends that Talmy’s and Langacker’s concepts of perspective concern language’s space, not narrative’s double time.