Conversational storytelling among Japanese women : conversational circumstances, social circumstances and tellability of stories / Mariko Karatsu.

This book presents research findings on the overall process of storytelling as a social event in Japanese everyday conversations focusing on the relationship between a story and surrounding talks, the social and cultural aspects of the participants, and the tellability of conversational stories. Foc...

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Main Author: Karatsu, Mariko.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Company, 2012.
Series:Studies in narrative ; v. 16.
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520 |a This book presents research findings on the overall process of storytelling as a social event in Japanese everyday conversations focusing on the relationship between a story and surrounding talks, the social and cultural aspects of the participants, and the tellability of conversational stories. Focusing on the participants' verbal and nonverbal behavior and their use of linguistic devices, the chapters describe how the participants display their orientation to the a) embeddedness of the story in the conversation, b) their views of past events, c) their knowledge about the story content and el. 
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505 0 |a Conversational Storytelling among Japanese Women -- Editorial page -- Title page -- LCC data -- Table of contents -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- 1.1 Overview -- Storytelling and the social and conversational circumstances -- 1.2 Previous research -- 1.3 Three tasks of this book -- 1.3.1 Task 1: Examining the conversational circumstances -- 1.3.2 Task 2: Exploring tellability -- 1.3.3 Task 3: Interpreting the conversation in light of the social circumstances -- 1.4 Analysis -- 1.4.1 Analysis of conversational circumstances and the story teller's "groundwork" -- 1.4.2 Analysis of the prospective story recipients' interest in the teller's life -- 1.4.3 Analysis of the story recipients' understanding and involvement -- 1.4.4 Analysis of participants' lives in the storytelling -- 1.5 Conclusion -- Chapter 2. Major concepts and conversational data for this study -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Previous research on organization of storytelling -- 2.2.1 Sequential aspect of storytelling -- 2.2.2 Participation in storytelling -- 2.2.3 Organization of storytelling in Japanese conversation -- 2.3 Previous research on social functions of storytelling -- 2.3.1 Interpersonal and social work throughout storytelling -- 2.3.2 Presentation of identity and self -- 2.4 Previous research on tellability of a story in conversational interaction -- 2.5 Conversational circumstances, social circumstances, and tellability of a story in this study -- 2.6 Conversational data -- Chapter 3. Story teller's groundwork to introduce a story -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Continuity/discontinuity of the story from the previous talk -- 3.3 Initial characterization -- 3.4 Story recipient's knowledge -- 3.5 Social appropriateness -- 3.6 Conclusion -- Chapter 4. Confirmation request to create a ground -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 The utterance of confirmation request. 
505 8 |a 4.3 Shifting topical focus and doing other jobs -- 4.3.1 Shifting topical focus -- 4.3.2 Hinting at the initial characterization of the story -- 4.3.3 Taking care of a delicate topic -- 4.4 Conclusion -- Chapter 5. Story recipient's interest in the teller's life -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 The stories triggered by the recipients' proffering the teller's topic -- 5.2.1 Proffering the teller's topic -- 5.2.2 Satisfying the recipient's potential interests: The story "I Ended Up Going to Canada with My Mother" -- 5.2.3 Moving away from the recipient's interest while searching an attraction: The story "A Surprising Meeting with a Retired Lady" -- 5.3 Showing interest in the teller's unusual conduct and the story teller's denying it -- 5.3.1 Revealing a hearsay and the teller's rejection of it: The story "I Just Went to a Study Group Meeting" -- 5.3.2 Showing surprise and the teller's telling a defensive story: The story "Santa Claus Costume" -- 5.4 Conclusion -- Chapter 6. Story recipients' understanding of a story and the conversational circumstances -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Understanding the point of the story by referring to the previous talk: The story "You Sure Can Eat a Lot!" -- 6.3 Seeking the point of the story by referring to the previous talk: The story "I Heated a Glass Bowl" -- 6.4 Understanding the detached story by the teller's re-depiction: The story "Ms. Ueda and Mr. Hirai Bowed to Each Other" -- 6.5 Conclusion -- Chapter 7. Story recipients' involvement in the storytelling and shared knowledge -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 The recipients' verbal and nonverbal display of involvement -- 7.3 Showing involvement by repetition and laughter -- 7.3.1 Showing involvement by repeating the teller's phrases with laughter: The story "A Surprising Meeting with a Retired Lady." 
505 8 |a 7.3.2 Showing involvement by repeating a punch line phrase from the previous story: The story "A 'Happy Birthday' Song at a Restaurant" -- 7.4 Conclusion -- Chapter 8. Participants' lives in the storytelling "The Undergraduate Student's Complaint" -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Overview of the storytelling "The Undergraduate Student's Complaint" -- 8.3 Analysis: The participants' participation and their management of responsibility -- 8.3.1 Eliciting and offering background information -- 8.3.2 Forming the story "The Undergraduate Student's Complaint" and displaying involvement -- 8.3.3 Offering follow-up information and raising a new issue -- 8.4 Discussion: Participants' roles in the community -- 8.5 Conclusion -- Chapter 9. Conclusion -- 9.1 Overview -- 9.2 Storytelling and the conversational and social circumstances -- 9.3 The four elements for the story's tellability -- 9.4 The three tasks and findings -- 9.4.1 The story teller's "groundwork" -- Continuity/discontinuity of the story to the ongoing conversation -- Initial characterization -- Recipient's knowledge -- Social appropriateness -- Confirmation request -- 9.4.2 The story recipients' interest in the teller's life -- 9.4.3 The story recipients' understanding and involvement -- 9.4.4 The participants' lives in the storytelling -- 9.5 Concluding remarks -- References -- Appendix A. Meetings and participants -- Appendix B. Stories in this book -- Appendix C. Transcription conventions -- Name index -- Subject index. 
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