The Sociolinguistics of Narrative

| Cardiff University
| Roehampton University
ISBN 9789027226464 (Eur) | EUR 105.00
ISBN 9781588116352 (USA) | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027294272 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This book aims to appraise sociolinguistic work devoted to the form and function of storytelling and to examine in detail the ways in which narrative constitutes a fundamental discursive resource across a range of contexts. The chapters presented here bring together some of the most recent work in the theory and practice of narrative analysis from a broad sociolinguistic perspective. They address some of the questions left implicit whenever stories are brought within the analytic frame of sociolinguistics: What exactly do we mean by 'story'?; what kind of social and contextual variations can determine the production and shape of situated stories, and what are the core elements of narrative as a discursive unit and interactional resource?; how is the relationship between narrative discourse and social context articulated in the construction of cultural identities? The data come both from institutional settings such as workplaces, courtrooms, schools, and the media, as well as from informal everyday settings.
[Studies in Narrative, 6]  2005.  vi, 300 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
The Sociolinguistics of Narrative: Identity, performance, culture
Joanna Thornborrow and Jennifer Coates
Narrative as a resource in accounts of the experience of illness
Jenny Cheshire and Sue Ziebland
Storying East-German pasts: Memory discourses and narratives of readjustment on the German/Polish and former German/German border
Heidi Armbruster and Ulrike H. Meinhof
Narrative demands, cultural performance and evaluation: Teenage boys’ stories for their age-peers
Nikolas Coupland, Peter Garrett and Angie Williams
Masculinity, collaborative narration and the heterosexual couple
Jennifer Coates
Contextualizing and recontextualizing interlaced stories in conversation
Neal R. Norrick
Hearing Voices: Evasion and self-disclosure in a man’s narratives of alcohol addiction
Dick Leith
Modes of meaning making in young children’s conversational storytelling
Shoshana Blum-Kulka
Two systems of mutual engagement: The co-construction of gendered narrative styles by American preschoolers
Amy Sheldon and Heidi Engstrom
Narrative and the construction of professional identity in the workplace
Janet Holmes and Meredith Marra
Telling stories and giving evidence: The hybridisation of narrative and non-narrative modes of discourse in a sexual assault trial
Sandra J. Harris
Television news and narrative: How relevant are narrative models for explaining the coherence of television news?
Martin Montgomery
Performing theories of narrative: Theorising narrative performance
Terry Threadgold
“Unmistakably, this text makes an impressive and significant contribution to the study of narrative. Each of the book's well-written chapters strikes an impressive balance between the need to support research with empirical data and the importance of relating an argument to relevant theoretical concerns. Those interested in the analysis of narrative will be undoubtedly delighted by this publication. The volume identifies a number of ways in which the study of narrative relates to research in other fields (e.g., linguistic anthropology, gender studies, critical discourse analysis, history). Cheshire and Ziebland, for example, illuminate connections between narratives about the body and work in the health field. Accordingly, this study will be of wide appeal, attracting readers with interests in areas such as sociolinguistics, forensic linguistics, and theories of identity and performance.”
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Communication Studies
BIC Subject: GTC – Communication studies
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