Storytelling and stance-taking in group interaction

PEPLOW, David (2020). Storytelling and stance-taking in group interaction. Narrative Inquiry, 30 (2), 427-450.

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This paper looks at two highly prevalent actions in naturally-occurring talk: stance-taking and storytelling. Stance-taking and storytelling have been shown to co-occur often (e.g. Siromaa, 2012), and this is especially the case in reading group talk, a discursive environment in which speakers are engaged in the joint enterprise of assessing the meaning and quality of a shared object: a written narrative text (e.g. a novel). Insights from conversation analysis and dialogic syntax are used to analyse interactional data from several reading group meetings, with a focus on the types of storytelling that are found in this talk, the relationship between the various stories told in sequence in the talk - including the relationship between the written narrative text and the spoken narratives, and the ways in which stance-taking and storytelling are intertwined.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 20 Language, Communication and Culture; 16 Studies in Human Society; Languages & Linguistics
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Page Range: 427-450
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2019 14:34
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 01:38

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