Fwd: Re: Fwd: Antedating of "Narratology"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Oct 13 22:00:47 UTC 2002

 From my expert witness on narratology.  I suspect Fred's cite will
stand up for English.


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>Do you have an antedate (in an English language cite prior to 1971)
>for "narratology" for the OED?  Anything in any of your published
>work, for example?  Here's your chance (or one of them) to break into
>the OED!

To: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Antedating of "Narratology"
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 17:33:43 EDT
From: Gerald Prince <gprince at babel.ling.upenn.edu>


Alas, no! (though I did coin a couple of words! but they will have to wait, I
imagine). Todorov coined the term in French, as you probably know. I think the
word "narratologie" first appeared in print in 1969


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>Date:         Fri, 11 Oct 2002 07:49:15 -0400
>Sender: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>From: Fred Shapiro <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>
>Subject:      Antedating of "Narratology"
>narratology (OED 1974)
>1971 tr. Tzvetan Todorov in _Diacritics_ I. 44  The typological remarks
>which I have just offered ... pertain less to _poetics_ than to a
>discipline which seems to me to have a solid claim to the right of
>existence, and which could be called _narratology_.
>Fred Shapiro
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