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Narrativism in Religious DiscourseA Cognitive Stylistic Study
Authors: Ahmad El-Sayed Suwilam El-Sayed Zaghlol Prof. Hesham Muhammad Hasan Dr. Amal Omar Abd El-Hameed
Year: 2019
Keywords: Narrativism, Religious Discourse, Cognitive stylistics, Image schema, Schema theory, Discourse space, Story space and Surat Joseph.
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Modern linguistic studies paid attention to the Holy Quran and considered it a scope of analysis. These linguistic studies did not pay much attention to the narrative form of the Quranic story. Few of them have dealt with the structural unit of the Holy book. Throughout this thesis, the researcher answers some questions that are related to the narrativity of the Quran. A general overview reveals that dialogue dominates Surat Joseph as an example of the Quranic story, and one of its characteristics is that the reader can state the chronological order of events that matches with the locale and the participants. For example, when Allah sends a messenger to a nation, the Quranic dialogue that recites this event is the dominating form by which we can know what happened via the accurate usage of words and mental representations. The discourse worlds which are the principles on which Narrativism is built are of great importance. The Quranic story is a way of calling to Allah. The choice of the precise words is the decisive way in convincing the addressees. Schema theory will be explained in this thesis in the light of Chatman's model of story and discourse (1978) and Culpepper's cognitive stylistic approach to characterization (2002). The results of the study show that some linguistic features are not only related to narratology but religious texts as well. The results make it clear that it is possible to do a cognitive narratological interpretation of a religious text. The results clarify the close relation between the two sub- domains of story space (characters and settings) and their role in Surat Joseph. This thesis aims to show how image schema can be applied to the Quranic verses specifically Surat Joseph as described in cognitive stylistics.

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