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LINGUIST List 16.2002

Wed Jun 29 2005

Books: Discourse Analysis/Socioling: Thornborrow & Coates

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, The Sociolinguistics of Narrative: Thornborrow & Coates


Message 1: The Sociolinguistics of Narrative: Thornborrow & Coates
Date: 28-Jun-2005
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Sociolinguistics of Narrative: Thornborrow & Coates


Title: The Sociolinguistics of Narrative
Series Title: Studies in Narrative 6
Published: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SiN%206

Editor: Joanna Thornborrow, Cardiff University
Editor: Jennifer Coates, University of Surrey Roehampton
Hardback: ISBN: 9027226466 Pages: vi, 300 Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588116352 Pages: vi, 300 Price: U.S. $ 126.00
Abstract:

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.

The Sociolinguistics of Narrative: Identity, performance, culture
Joanna Thornborrow and Jennifer Coates pp.1-16

Narrative as a resource in accounts of the experience of illness
Jenny Cheshire and Sue Ziebland pp.17-40

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 pp.41-65

Narrative demands, cultural performance and evaluation: Teenage boys'
stories for their age-peers
Nikolas Coupland, Peter Garrett and Angie Williams pp.67-88

Masculinity, collaborative narration and the heterosexual couple
Jennifer Coates pp.89-106

Contextualizing and recontextualizing interlaced stories in conversation
Neal R. Norrick pp.107-127

Hearing Voices: Evasion and self-disclosure in a man's narratives of
alcohol addiction
Dick Leith pp.129-148

Modes of meaning making in young children's conversational storytelling
Shoshana Blum-Kulka pp.149-170

Two systems of mutual engagement: The co-construction of gendered narrative
styles by American preschoolers
Amy Sheldon and Heidi Engstrom pp.171-192

Narrative and the construction of professional identity in the workplace
Janet Holmes and Meredith Marra pp.193-213

Telling stories and giving evidence: The hybridisation of narrative and
non-narrative modes of discourse in a sexual assault trial
Sandra J. Harris pp.215-237

Television news and narrative: How relevant are narrative models for
explaining the coherence of television news?
Martin Montgomery pp.239-260

Performing theories of narrative: Theorising narrative performance
Terry Threadgold pp.261-278

References pp.279-293

Index pp.295-299


Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (ENG )

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