Conversational Storytelling among Japanese Women: by Mariko Karatsu

By Mariko Karatsu

This ebook offers study findings at the total means of storytelling as a social occasion in eastern daily conversations targeting the connection among a narrative and surrounding talks, the social and cultural points of the individuals, and the tellability of conversational tales. targeting the members’ verbal and nonverbal habit and their use of linguistic units, the chapters describe how the contributors show their orientation to the a) embeddedness of the tale within the dialog, b) their perspectives of prior occasions, c) their wisdom concerning the tale content material and parts, and d) their social conditions, and the way those 4 parts are proper for a narrative changing into worthy telling and sharing. The publication furthers the sociolinguistic research of conversational storytelling through describing how the members’ issues approximately social situations as participants of a specific neighborhood, in particular their position relationships and interpersonal relationships with others, impression the form in their storytelling.

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H. Goodwin, 1990; Mandelbaum, 1987; Sacks, 1974, 1992 [1968, 1970]; Schegloff, 2007a), Norrick (2000) proposed that the interaction among the participants themselves should be considered as one aspect of tellability. In his analysis of “familiar stories,” that is, stories that some or all participants know, Norrick (2000) pointed out that co-narration of a familiar story is tellable because it ratifies group membership and modulates rapport among the co-tellers. He also pointed out that “the tellability of familiar stories rests not on any newsworthy content, but on the dynamics of the narrative event itself,” whereas “a new story is tellable if the narrator can defend it as relevant and newsworthy” (p.

2002) demonstrated how the storyteller locally and methodically introduced her personal experience, coordinating her nonverbal behavior with her verbal behavior. For example, the teller leaned her upper body forward and used the marker of realization A! ’] to provide the groundwork for 8. , two participants in one conversational occasion) to talk to each other about a few interesting or funny things that happened or which they heard about in the past.  Conversational Storytelling among Japanese Women “launch[ing] into the telling of her personal experience” (p.

Another issue to be addressed is whether or not the story is socially appropriate in the given conversational circumstances (Norrick, 2005; Polanyi, 1985a). To capture the wider range of work that the teller engages in to introduce her story, I include and then go beyond research on the “story preface” (Sacks, 1972) and “prefacing expressions” (Maynard, 1989). Introducing the concept of groundwork, I focus on what the story teller is concerned about and accomplishes in her efforts to make the story tellable before she introduces her story and at the beginning of her story-telling.

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