By Mariko Karatsu
This e-book provides learn findings at the total strategy of storytelling as a social occasion in jap daily conversations concentrating on the connection among a narrative and surrounding talks, the social and cultural features of the members, and the tellability of conversational tales. concentrating on the members’ verbal and nonverbal habit and their use of linguistic units, the chapters describe how the contributors exhibit their orientation to the a) embeddedness of the tale within the dialog, b) their perspectives of prior occasions, c) their wisdom concerning the tale content material and parts, and d) their social situations, and the way those 4 components are appropriate for a narrative changing into worthy telling and sharing. The publication furthers the sociolinguistic research of conversational storytelling via describing how the members’ issues approximately social situations as participants of a selected group, in particular their function relationships and interpersonal relationships with others, effect the form in their storytelling.
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In particular, I investigate the tellability of a story in terms of (a) the embeddedness of the story in the conversation, (b) the participants’ view of past events in the story, (c) the participants’ knowledge in relation to the content or elements of the story, and (d) the participants’ concern about the social circumstances. First, the embeddedness of a story in the ongoing conversation refers to how a story fits into the conversational circumstance. It concerns how the story teller introduces her story into the ongoing conversation when she tells the story.
In chapters three and four I demonstrate how the story tellers create the conversational circumstance for their stories and fit the story to it, displaying their concerns about (a) the continuity of the story to the ongoing conversation, (b) the Conversational Storytelling among Japanese Women characterization of the story, (c) the recipients’ knowledge about the story and story elements, and (d) the social circumstances, specifically the untellable aspect of the story. In chapter five I demonstrate how the stories are triggered by the recipients’ display of their interest in the teller’s life and how the teller makes her story tellable navigating her story between the recipients’ interests and her own interests.
However, because there are cases where what sort of telling may remain indeterminate at the beginning (for example, Mandelbaum’s (1987) storytelling), the “observable relationship between a story and prior turn-by-turn talk” (Jefferson, 1978, p. 224) within the sequential context should be examined not only in terms of turn-taking but also as continuing a topic, activity, or both. Extensive examination of the conversational circumstances under which a story from multiple aspects is told is necessary to see how it becomes tellable for the participants.