Negotiating values: Narrative and exposition [Book Review]

Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 5 (1):41-55 (2008)
In this paper I focus on the limits of narrative by asking what kinds of things narratives do, and what kinds of texts do related things in other ways. In particular I focus on how narrative genres organise time in relation to value, drawing on functional linguistic models of temporality and evaluation. From a linguistic perspective, the various narrative genres negotiate different kinds of solidarity with listeners, and so the limits of narrative materialise various possibilities for communing in a culture, alongside the potentialities for construing community through related and other genres of discourse—since in general, the limits/possibilities of our language (and attendant modalities of communication) are the limits/possibilities of our social world.
Keywords Negotiating values  Narrative  Exposition
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DOI 10.1007/s11673-008-9091-8
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B. Hurwitz (2012). Textual Practices in Crafting Bioethics Cases. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 9 (4):395-401.
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