The ability to tell stories marks a developmental milestone because story-telling relies on the use of language to talk about events removed from the here-and-now. This chapter will describe the emergence of story-telling through a single case analysis of a jointly constructed story between a father, his daughter who is about to celebrate her second birthday and her brother aged seven as they discuss both a past and a future birthday celebration, and the birthday as an event. The analysis aims to make visible the orderly features of the single sequence of talk and to capture knowledge in the making as all three participants share what they know about birthday celebrations, what they expect each other to know and how they work to establish a shared epistemic status.
|Title of host publication||Children’s Knowledge-in-Interaction|
|Subtitle of host publication||Studies in Conversation Analysis|
|Editors||Amanda Bateman, Amelia Church|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|