Narrative analysis

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    Narrative analysis is a relatively recent addition to the toolkit of applied linguistics. Its basic premise is that the telling of stories can elucidate the meanings attached to participants’ experiences. These may be stories told by participants during data collection or stories constructed by researchers (sometimes in collaboration with participants) during analysis of a data set. This chapter is mainly concerned with uses of storytelling and narrative writing in data analysis and presentation of research findings.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Palgrave handbook of applied linguistics research methodology
    EditorsAek Phakiti, Peter de Costa, Luke Plonsky, Sue Starfield
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Electronic)9781137599001
    ISBN (Print)9781137598998
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Publication series

    NamePalgrave handbooks


    • Autobiography
    • Biography
    • Narrative
    • Qualitative research
    • Storytelling


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