MAPPING SCHEMATIC STRUCTURES IN NARRATIVES: A GENREBASED APPROACH
Keywords:Genre, story family genre, schematic structures, stages and phases.
The present study aims to investigate a genre-based story phases analysis as to explore schematic structures in terms of stages and phases embedded in the selected narratives, by adopting the Sydney School approach that is inspired by Systemic Functional Linguistics. The analysis has been achieved through story family genre framework (Martin & Rose, 2008), which includes story phases genre analysis as its subcategory. Three narratives have been taken from Gulisatan e Saadi with the purpose to explore the hierarchical organization of the stories and unfold stages and phases of the selected texts. By applying story family strategy, the analysis has been achieved through three generic structures, namely orientation. complication and resolution, and through phases such as solution, reaction, comment, events and so on. The stages are stable components, while phase are variable. The findings state that the specific story generic frames unfold events through different hierarchies of stages and phases. Neither stages nor phases are constant in the narratives, rather they show inconsistency and variability in the stories.