List of John Benjamins publications for which Masahiko Minami plays a role.
Narrative as cultural representation: An analysis of Japanese-language learners’ storytelling styles from the perspective of coherence and cohesion. Methodology of Narrative Study: What the first thirty years of Narrative Inquiry have revealed, McCabe, Allyssa and Dorien Van De Mieroop (eds.), pp. 214–2352021.
This paper addresses issues related to narrative, cognition, and culture within the framework of foreign- or second-language (L2) narrative discourse, using a methodology of connecting the story- and language-related qualities of narrative discourse. The term “coherence” refers to whether or not a… read more | Article
Telling good stories in different languages: Bilingual children’s styles of story construction and their linguistic and educational implications. Narrative Inquiry 18:1, pp. 83–1102008.
There are many ways to tell a story, but whether a story is good or bad depends on whether or not the listener/reader can comprehend all that the speaker/writer wants to convey in his or her story. This study examines the characteristics of stories that native speakers of given languages consider… read more | Article
Review of “Narrative Development in a Multilingual Context” by Ludo Verhoeven and Sven Strömqvist (Eds.). Narrative Inquiry 13:1, pp. 263–2682003.
Maternal Styles of Narrative Elicitation and the Development of Children’s Narrative Skill: A Study On Parental Scaffolding. Narrative Inquiry 11:1, pp. 55–802001.
The Relationship between Narrative Identity and Culture. Narrative Identity, Bamberg, Michael and Allyssa McCabe, pp. 75–802000.
Politeness Markers and Psychological Complements: Wrapping-up Devices in Japanese Oral Personal Narratives. Narrative Inquiry 8:2, pp. 351–3711998.
Frames are not only universal cognitive categories to explain the narrator's consciousness, they are also a socioculturally determined concept. Using verse/stanza analysis, which is widely accepted as an effective means of analyzing narrative structure, this study examines how narrative discourse… read more | Article
Japanese Preschool Children's and Adults' Narrative Discourse Competence and Narrative Structure. Journal of Narrative and Life History 6:4, pp. 349–3731996.
Abstract This study presents empirical evidence o f Japanese preschool children's (a) narrative discourse competence and narrative structure and (b) rhetorical/expressive flexibility, compared to adults. With data on oral personal narratives told by Japanese preschoolers and adults, and with… read more | Article
Review of Edwards & Lampert (1993): Talking Data: Transcription and Coding in Discourse Research & Sokolov & Snow (1994): Handbook of Research in Language Development Using CHILDES. Journal of Narrative and Life History 6:3, pp. 281–2891996.
Review of Berman & Slobin (1994): Relating Events in Narrative: A Crosslinguistic Developmental Study. Journal of Narrative and Life History 5:2, pp. 191–2021995.
Review of McMahan & Rogers (1994): Interactive Oral History Interviewing. Journal of Narrative and Life History 5:4, pp. 369–3761995.
Review of Maynard (1992): Discourse Modality: Subjectivity, Emotion and Voice in the Japanese Language. Historical Representation, pp. 367–3741994.
Review of Au (1993): Literacy Instruction in Multicultural Settings. Journal of Narrative and Life History 4:3, pp. 241–2451994.
Review of Maynard (1989): Japanese Conversation: Self-Contextualization Through Structure and Interactional Management. Journal of Narrative and Life History 3:4, pp. 391–3961993.
Acts of Meaning. Journal of Narrative and Life History 1:2/3, pp. 253–2541991.