An Application of Labov’s Narrative Structure in Jhumpa Lahiri’s “A Choice of Accommodations”

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G Sathya, Dr. S. Barathi


The present study is an attempt to bring out Lahiri’s narrative pattern in her short story “A Choice of Accommodations” by applying William Labov’s oral narrative structure. Lahiri is a prolific story teller received many honors from the literary field. Similarly, William Labov, a sociolinguist created a structure to analyse oral narratives of personal experience. The researcher has made an attempt to examine the oral narrative structure in written narrative. Through the analysis the researcher found that it helps the readers and students to do in depth research in short stories. The present study will help the learners to analyse a text in stylistic and linguistic point of view that help them to develop their analytical skills. 

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