Artículo Year: 2012 Vol.: 10 No.: 4 pp.: 13-24 Language: Inglés

Travellers’ memories: the image of places from literature to blog chatter

Author: Donella Antelmi, Francesca Santulli

Starting from the assumption that texts produced in the tourist sector are a form of discourse, the paper focuses on narrative texts and singles out two sub-genres, namely travel literature proper and reports published on tourism websites. The corpus, comprising texts referring to India, is analysed with mainly qualitative methodology. Four aspects are considered in detail: enunciation and the author / reader relationship; the presence of subjective vs objective points of view; the time-space dimension; the exploitation of shared knowledge and stereotypes. The analysis reveals that the two sub-genres share some textual features and, despite their different literary value, both contribute to the construction of an image of the destination which can play a signifi cant role in tourism promotion.

ISSN: 1695-7212
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