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1st Edition

Storytelling in Multilingual Interaction
A Conversation Analysis Perspective

ISBN 9780367139247
Published March 2, 2021 by Routledge
242 Pages 54 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Integral to the tapestry of social interaction, storytelling is the focus of interest for scholars from a diverse range of academic disciplines. This volume combines the study of conversation analysis (CA) with storytelling in multilingual contexts to examine how multilingual speakers converse and manage various aspects of storytelling and how they accomplish a wide range of actions through storytelling in classroom and everyday settings.

An original, book-length endeavor devoted exclusively to storytelling in multilingual contexts, this book contributes to broadening the scope of the foundational conversation analytic literature on storytelling and to further specifying the nature of second language (L2) interactional competence. Designed for pre-service and in-service second or foreign language teachers, students of applied linguistics, as well as scholars interested in storytelling, this volume explores the cross-linguistic nature of generic interactional practices, sheds light on the nature of translanguaging and learner language, and provides insights into teacher practices on managing classroom storytelling.

Table of Contents

PART I Overview

Chapter 1 Multilingual Storytelling and Conversation Analysis

Hansun Zhang Waring

PART II Multilingual Storytelling in Ordinary Conversations

Chapter 2 Our Storied Lives: Doing and Finding Friendship I

Jean Wong

Chapter 3: Our Storied Lives: Doing and Finding Friendship II

Jean Wong

Chapter 4 Managing Peripheral Recipiency in Triadic Multilingual Storytelling Tim Greer and Yosuke Ogawa

Chapter 5 Nanun-prefacing in Korean Storytelling

Gahye Song and Hansun Zhang Waring

Chapter 6 Toward Progressivity through Repairs in Multilingual Storytelling

Yo-An Lee and Ye Ji Lee

PART III Multilingual Storytelling in the Classroom

Chapter 7 Storytelling as Instructional Practice in Persian Language Classrooms

Gabriele Kasper and Elham Monfaredi

Chapter 8 Storytelling in a Meaning-and-Fluency Task in the Second Language Classroom

Emma Greenhalgh and Ray Wilkinson

Chapter 9 Managing a Delicate Telling in an Adult ESL Classroom: A Single-case Analysis

Carol Lo and Nadja Tadic

Chapter 10 Language Learning in Repeated Storytellings: The Case of Repair Practices

Kelly Frantz

Appendix: Transcription Notations

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Jean Wong is Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education, Language, and Literacy at The College of New Jersey, USA.

Hansun Zhang Waring is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Teachers College, Columbia University, USA.


"[T]his edited collection, with its depth and richness, adds an up-to-date and innovative practical dimension to the expanding landscape of storytelling from the Conversation Analysis perspective….[T]his volume can be highly recommended to be a must-read for those interested in applied linguistics, Conversation and Discourse Analysis, multilingual storytelling, and foreign or ESL language teaching."

--Discourse Studies (2022)