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Локализиране при разказването
Localization in Narration

Author(s): Stoyanka Boyadzhieva
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН

Summary/Abstract: Localization as a term in the investigation of folk narratives refers to connecting moments of the narration to concretely denominated places (localities, settlements). It has been viewed as a sign of transformation and modernization of traditional narratives. Less attention is paid to its appearance as a function of the performance and of the interaction between narrator and listeners. The author uses records of narratives, different in their subject, contents and genre characteristics, which are made at different time, by hand or by cassette recorder, in different settlements and regions. She presents examples of localization - through the direct use of toponyms or through the use of toponyms as terms of comparison. In both cases there could be short or extensive specifications and explanations, addressed to the listeners. With localization, the narrated scenes are visualized, being connected to the well-known local environment; the concepts of the participants in the narrative event are equalized and their communicative commitment is enhanced. Localization is one of the interactive means of oral narration as a performance and in this sense - its constant quality, rather than a result of late modernizing tendencies.

  • Issue Year: XXVIII/2002
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 048-058
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Bulgarian