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A Discourse Analysis of Alice Munro's 'œHow I Met My Husband'

Journal: International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (Vol.2, No. 1)

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Page : 647-651

Keywords : English; discourse; politeness; cooperative principle;

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Stories have always attracted and entertained human beings. Whether it is West or East, man has always shown interest in listening and telling stories. All of us have listened story from our grandmother, grandfather and from our parents. They told us stories to teach us some morality or to entertain us. Apart from that we read stories in our school books as well. Today the situation has changed a little due to the electronic gadgets like mobile phones, computers and televisions because now children as well as their parents have no time and interest to listen or tell stories. But it does not mean that we do not like to listen or to tell stories now. 'œHow I Met My Husband' is a short story written by Alice Munro, first published in 1974 as a part of her collection Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You. It is a story which has many common subjects of our society like love, marriage, cheat and desire. Since the time of its publication so many people have read it and enjoyed it. Some of them also interpreted it in their own ways. I have also read it and I decided to interpret it on the paradigms of discourse analysis theories. I have taken three theories of discourse analysis i.e. speech act theory, politeness theory and cooperative principle for analyzing the short story. So, this paper will try to apply the above theories of discourse analysis on the short story. Pradeep Kumar"A Discourse Analysis of Alice Munro's 'œHow I Met My Husband'" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-2 | Issue-1 , December 2017, URL:'s--'œhow-i-met-my-husband'/pradeep-kumar

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