Ad-appting children's stories

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Abstract

This chapter studies the multimedia adaptation of a classic children's story, Dr Seuss' The Cat in the Hat. Mixing story-telling with instructional instrumentality and lacking an interactive relationship with the story-teller, the story loses the 'enchantment' which, Bettelheim has argued, makes story-telling fundamental in the child's development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Pragmatics of Adaptability
EditorsDaniel N. Silva, Jacob L. Mey
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication date2021
Pages101-116
Chapter5
ISBN (Electronic)9789027260253
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
SeriesPragmatics and Beyond New Series
Volume319
ISSN0922-842X

Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Enchantment
  • Multimedia
  • Orality
  • Story-telling

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