narratology

noun
nar·ra·tol·o·gy | \ ˌner-ə-ˈtä-lə-jē , ˌna-rə- \

Definition of narratology 

: the study of structure in narratives

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narratological \ˌner-ə-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌna-rə- \ adjective
narratologist \ˌner-ə-ˈtä-lə-jist, ˌna-rə- \ noun

First Known Use of narratology

1976, in the meaning defined above

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