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Title: Telling Stories
Subtitle: Language, Narrative, and Social Life
Edited By: Deborah Schiffrin
Anna De Fina
Anastasia Nylund
URL: http://http://press.georgetown.edu/detail.html?id=9781589016293
Description:

Narratives are fundamental to our lives: we dream, plan, complain, endorse,
entertain, teach, learn, and reminisce through telling stories. They
provide hopes, enhance or mitigate disappointments, challenge or support
moral order and test out theories of the world at both personal and
communal levels. It is because of this deep embedding of narrative in
everyday life that its study has become a wide research field including
disciplines as diverse as linguistics, literary theory, folklore, clinical
psychology, cognitive and developmental psychology, anthropology,
sociology, and history.

In Telling Stories leading scholars illustrate how narratives build bridges
among language, identity, interaction, society, and culture; and they
investigate various settings such as therapeutic and medical encounters,
educational environments, politics, media, marketing, and public relations.
They analyze a variety of topics from the narrative construction of self
and identity to the telling of stories in different media and the roles
that small and big life stories play in everyday social interactions and
institutions. These new reflections on the theory and analysis of narrative
offer the latest tools to researchers in the fields of discourse analysis
and sociolinguistics.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1589016297
ISBN-13: 9781589016293
Pages: 232
Prices: U.S. $ 44.95