Propp's Analysis Of Fairy Tales

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A central notion is 'stratification', such that language is analysed in terms of four strata: Context, Semantics, Lexico-Grammar and Phonology-Graphology.
Context concerns the Field (what is going on), Tenor (the social roles and relationships between the participants), and the Mode (aspects of the channel of communication, e.g., monologic/dialogic, spoken/written, +/- visual-contact, etc.).
Systemic semantics includes what is usually called 'pragmatics'. Semantics is divided into three components:
• Ideational Semantics (the propositional content);
• Interpersonal Semantics (concerned with speech-function, exchange structure, expression of attitude, etc.);
• Textual Semantics (how the text is structured as a message, e.g., theme-structure,
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Propp’s analysis of the fairytales is considered to be the foundation in modern study of fairytales. However his work has been criticized by many different scholars,like Dundes (1965), Gilet (1999) Levi Strauss the younger. Propp’s morphological model is difficult to deal with so Gilet put option forward aradiation pattern of five elements based on grouping of Propp’s thirty one affair, namely. The initial situation, Interaction with the helper, Interaction with the prince, Interaction with the opponent homecoming of the Italian …show more content…
Halliday, 1975, 2004; Painter, 1984, 1999) and in school (see Christie & Derewianka, 2008), for a recent summary of research and report on their own research from early primary school to late secondary school in Australia) give a unique insight into the ontogenetic beginnings and continual expansion of lexicogrammar, and also a very rich understanding of the grammar at work in everyday and educational contexts. Recent overviews of systemic functional linguistics include Hasan, Mathieson & Webster (2005, 2007), Halliday & Webster (2009); and, through the window of terminology, Mathieson, Teruya & Lam (2010). Here it is very important to note that Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG) is only one part of Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL). If one is working on English, it is, of course, always helpful to have the standard reference grammars of English within easy reach – (Quirk et al. (1985), Biber et al. (1999) and Huddleston & Pullum (2002), as well as overviews of descriptions of English such as Aarts & McMahon

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