Narrative Inquiry

Narrative Inquiry is devoted to providing a forum for theoretical, empirical, and methodological work on narrative. Articles appearing in Narrative Inquiry draw upon a variety of approaches and methodologies in the study of narrative as a way to give contour to experience, tradition, and values to next generations. Particular emphasis is placed on theoretical approaches to narrative and the analysis of narratives in human interaction, including those practiced by researchers in psychology, linguistics and related disciplines.

Narrative Inquiry is the continuation of the Journal of Narrative and Life History, originally published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Narrative Inquiry publishes its articles Online First.

ISSN 1387-6740 | E-ISSN 1569-9935
Sample issue: NI 27:1
Allyssa McCabe | University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Associate Editor
Masahiko Minami | San Francisco State University
Editorial Board
Molly Andrews | University of East London
Alison L. Bailey | University of California, Los Angeles
Liliana Cabral Bastos | Pontificia Universidad Catolica
Greer Cavallaro Johnson | Griffith University
Chien-ju Chang | National Taiwan Normal University
Anna De Fina | Georgetown University
Mark Freeman | College of the Holy Cross
James Paul Gee | University of Wisconsin, Madison
Alexandra Georgakopoulou | Kings's College, London
Lars-Christer Hydén | Linköping University
Matti Hyvärinen | Tampere University
Minjeong Kim | University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Ageliki Nicolopoulou | Lehigh University
Neal R. Norrick | University of Saarbrücken
Elinor Ochs | University of California, Los Angeles
Sabina Perrino | Binghamton University (SUNY)
Uta M. Quasthoff | University of Dortmund
Elaine Reese | University of Otago
Catherine E. Snow | Harvard University
Lesley Stirling | The University of Melbourne
Fangfang Zhang | University of Massachusetts Lowell
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Current issue: 31:2, available as of July 2021

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Latest articles

30 November 2021

  • When it’s “now or never” : Multimodal practices for managing opportunities to initiate other-repair in collaborative storytelling
    Ignacio Satti
  • 25 November 2021

  • The other-granted self of Korean “comfort women” : Analyzing interview narratives of Korean women coerced into the Japanese military’s sexual slavery during World War II
    Hanwool Choe
  • 18 November 2021

  • Storying selves and others at work : Story ownership, tellership and functions of narratives in a workplace domain
    Małgorzata Chałupnik
  • 9 November 2021

  • Narratives as social practice in organisational contexts
    Dorien Van De Mieroop , Jonathan Clifton Stephanie Schnurr
  • 4 November 2021

  • Cultural memories and their re-actualizations : A narrative perspective
    Thomas Van de Putte
  • 29 October 2021

  • Ta as an emergent language practice of audience design in CMC
    Kerry Sluchinski
  • 14 October 2021

  • Employable identities : Social and cultural capital in the narratives of former refugees
    Emily Greenbank
  • Jennifer Andrus . 2021. Narratives of Domestic Violence: Policing, Identity, and Indexicality
    Reviewed by Sabina M. Perrino
  • 14 September 2021

  • Pre-adolescents narrate classroom experience : Integrating socioemotional and spatiotemporal sensitivities
    Isabella Fante Colette Daiute
  • 23 August 2021

  • Narrative evaluation in patient feedback : A study of online comments about UK healthcare services
    Gavin Brookes , Tony McEnery , Mark McGlashan , Gillian Smith Mark Wilkinson
  • 5 August 2021

  • Forgiveness through Writing : Exploring the effects of narrative completeness, emotional expression, and physiology on forgiveness
    John Patrick Crowley , Amanda Denes , Ambyre Ponivas , Shana Makos Joseph Whitt
  • 12 July 2021

  • Emotional engagement in expressive writing : Clinical and discursive perspectives
    Daphna Sabo Mordechay , Zohar Eviatar Bracha Nir
  • 23 June 2021

  • Small stories in short interactions : The functions of narratives in care home worker interactions
    Almut Koester
  • 10 June 2021

  • Narrating organisational identity : Staff positions in a fast-growing Danish airport
    Lise-Lotte Holmgreen
  • 8 June 2021

  • The moral work of becoming a professional : The interactional practices of storytelling in professional peer mentoring groups
    Riikka Nissi Anne Pässilä
  • 18 May 2021

  • “I tell you don’t trust the French” : National stereotypes in workplace narratives
    Michael Handford
  • 31 March 2021

  • The power of narrative : The emotional impact of the life story interview
    Ariana F. Turner , Henry R. Cowan , Rembrandt Otto-Meyer Dan P. McAdams
  • 30 March 2021

  • Donileen R. Loseke . 2019. Narrative productions of meanings: Exploring the work of stories in social life
    Reviewed by Charlotte L. Wilinsky
  • 25 March 2021

  • “I AM HERE AND I MATTER” : Virtue signaling and moral-political stance in progressive activists’ Facebook posts
    Lauren Zentz
  • 23 March 2021

  • Mónika Fodor . 2020. Ethnic subjectivity in intergenerational memory narratives: The politics of the untold
    Reviewed by Roberta Piazza
  • 22 March 2021

  • “Beloved monster” : A narrative inquiry into autobiographical writings of Frida Kahlo
    Athena Androutsopoulou , Ioannis Kalyvopoulos , Emmanuel Koukidis , Georgia Koutsavgousti , Ioanna Passa , Eleni Tarnara Charikleia Tsatsaroni
  • 4 March 2021

  • ‘I have her image of bringing me cherries as an offer’ : Exploring belonging and trust in cross-border business collaboration through storytelling
    Christina Efthymiadou Jo Angouri
  • Difficulties with telling the truth in non-fictive narratives and the issue of fictionalization
    Katarzyna Filutowska
  • 22 February 2021

  • Tales from the South : Doing narrative analysis in a “post-truth” Brazil
    Liana de Andrade Biar , Naomi Orton Liliana Cabral Bastos | NI 31:1 (2021) pp. 126–146
  • Positioning with master and counter-narratives
    Matti Hyvärinen , Mari Hatavara Hanna Rautajoki | NI 31:1 (2021) p. 97
  • Presenting self and aligning as a team through narratives of victimhood among Kazakh-speaking village neighbors
    Aisulu Kulbayeva
  • 17 November 2020

  • Doing narrative analysis from a narratives-as-practices perspective
    Anna De Fina | NI 31:1 (2021) pp. 49–71
  • Narrative as cultural representation : An analysis of Japanese-language learners’ storytelling styles from the perspective of coherence and cohesion
    Masahiko Minami | NI 31:1 (2021) pp. 214–235
  • 16 November 2020

  • Narrative story stem methodologies : Use and utility of quantitative and qualitative approaches across the lifespan
    Kimberly R. Kelly Alison L. Bailey | NI 31:1 (2021) pp. 163–190
  • 3 November 2020

  • Clinicians’ narratives in the era of evidence-based practice : A sociolinguistic exploration of the role of narratives in staff meetings
    Mariana Lazzaro-Salazar
  • 29 October 2020

  • Children’s narrative interactions : Practices – competences – acquisition
    Uta Quasthoff Juliane Stude | NI 31:1 (2021) pp. 147–162
  • Small stories with big implications : Identity, relationality and aesthetics in accounts of enigmatic communication
    Robin Wooffitt , Alicia Fuentes-Calle Rebecca Campbell
  • 27 October 2020

  • Narrative accounts and their influence on treatment recommendations in medical interviews
    Amy Fioramonte
  • Narrative practices in debt collection encounters
    Leigh Harrington
  • Agency and communion in sexual abuse survivors’ narratives
    Charlotte L. Wilinsky Allyssa McCabe | NI 31:1 (2021) pp. 236–262
  • 8 October 2020

  • The Two-Lens Approach : A holistic theoretical framework for studying the form, content, and context of children’s narratives
    Anneli Rane Woolf Ageliki Nicolopoulou | NI 31:1 (2021) pp. 191–213
  • 1 October 2020

  • Requests for stories : The evolving notion of tellability in narrative studies
    Neal R. Norrick | NI 31:1 (2021) pp. 28–48
  • 24 September 2020

  • But what about the beginning?” : Young children’s independent narrative structure and how mothers promote chronological coherence during narrative conversations
    Kimberly R. Kelly , Grace Ocular , Jennifer Zamudio Jesus Plascencia
  • Narratives as discursive practices in interviews : A linguistic anthropological approach
    Sabina Perrino | NI 31:1 (2021) pp. 72–96
  • 17 September 2020

  • Preparing students for intentional conversations with older adults : Putting Story Theory into action
    Margaret McAllister , Leanne Dodd , Colleen Ryan Donna Lee Brien
  • Susan Beth Rottmann . 2019. In Pursuit of Belonging: Forging an Ethical Life in European-Turkish Spaces
    Reviewed by Sabina Perrino | NI 31:2 (2021) pp. 458–461
  • 28 July 2020

  • Desire, liturgy, and the joint construction of narrative in a teacher preparation program
    Ian Parker Renga
  • The Narrative Dimensions Model and an exploration of various narrative genres
    Dorien Van De Mieroop | NI 31:1 (2021) p. 4
  • 8 July 2020

  • The continuum of identities in immigrant students’ narratives in Greece
    Argiris Archakis
  • Narrative affordances : Audience participation in museum narration in two history museums
    Chaim Noy | NI 31:2 (2021) pp. 287–310
  • 2 July 2020

  • Catching identities in flight : Sharing stories of discriminatory experiences during workplace small talk
    Catho Jacobs , Dorien Van De Mieroop Colette Van Laar
  • 8 June 2020

  • Interpreter and Aboriginal Liaison Officer identity construction and positioning
    Maria Karidakis | NI 31:2 (2021) pp. 311–337
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    Main BIC Subject

    CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General