Telling stories in conversations is intricately interwoven with the interactive and local functions of story telling. Telling stories demands a certain kind of context and in itself establishes a particular interactive reality. Thus, narration is a specific kind of verbal interaction, governed by contextualizing devices, genre-specific cooperative regularities and corresponding verbal features. It plays an important role in institutional as well as in private modes of communication. The volume focuses on narration as a contextualized and contextualizing activity, which allocates specific structural tasks to the participants in the narrative process (narrator, co-narrator, listener). Thus, the research questions are oriented towards story telling under a functional and interactive perspective. The contributions analyze recordings of authentic narrations in different functions using different kinds of qualitative reconstructive methods. The data come from everyday as well as institutional settings and the languages covered are English, German, Greek, Hungarian, and Italian.
[Studies in Narrative, 5] 2005. vi, 306 pp.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Different dimensions in the field of narrative interactionTabea Becker and Uta M. Quasthoff | pp. 1–11
Part I: Acquiring the world through narrative interaction
2. Fantasy stories and conversational narratives of personal experience: Genre-specific, interactional and developmental perspectivesFriederike Kern and Uta M. Quasthoff | pp. 15–56
3. The "Two-Puppies" Story: The role of narrative in teaching and learning scienceRichard Sohmer and Sarah Michaels | pp. 57–91
4. The role of narrative interaction in narrative developmentTabea Becker | pp. 93–111
5. Humorous disaster and success stories among female adolescents in GermanyRebecca Branner | pp. 113–147
Part II: The co-construction of narratives
6. Construction of self-narrative in a psychotherapeutic setting: An analysis of the mutual determination of narrative perspective taken by patient and therapistEszter Beran and Zsolt Unoka | pp. 151–167
7. The role of metaphor in the narrative co-construction of collaborative experienceVera John-Steiner, Christopher Shank and Teresa Meehan | pp. 169–195
8. The use of interjections in Italian conversation: The participation of the audience in narrativesChiara M. Monzoni | pp. 197–220
Part III: Retold Stories
9. Same old story? On the interactional dynamics of shared narrativesAlexandra Georgakopoulou | pp. 223–241
10. Institutional memories: the narrative retelling of a professionel lifeJenny Cook-Gumperz | pp. 243–261
11. Interaction in the telling and retelling of interlaced stories: The co-construction of humorous narrativesNeal R. Norrick | pp. 263–283
12. Narrative reconstruction of past experiences: Adjustments and modifications in the process of recontextualizing a past experienceSusanne Günthner | pp. 285–301
Index | p. 303
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Main BIC Subject
GTC: Communication studies
Main BISAC Subject
LAN004000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies