The emergence of story-telling

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationChildren’s Knowledge-in-Interaction
    Subtitle of host publicationStudies in Conversation Analysis
    EditorsAmanda Bateman, Amelia Church
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)9789811017032
    ISBN (Print)9789811017018
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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