Multiling Summer School 2016 - 5-9 September 2016

Narrative, discourse and interaction

Instructors: Anna De Fina (Georgetown) & Alex Georgakopoulou (King’s College London)

The aim of this course is to familiarize you with the main frameworks within discourse and sociolinguistic studies for the analysis of stories and identities.

How we tell stories and what our stories reveal about us, our lives and our relations with others has attracted the attention of numerous strands of social scientific inquiry. It is notable that narrative research interviews constitute the main qualitative method for identity analysis. Discourse and sociolinguistic studies of storytelling have drawn on this diversity of social scientific work but they have also infused it with vital insights into how everyday life stories are told in interaction with other people and in specific contexts. Narrative analysis has been particularly useful and instrumental in studies of multilingual/multicultural individuals and groups.

The presentation of concepts and analytical tools will become tangible with close analysis of a wide range of stories from various everyday life contexts: cafés, classrooms, the workplace, social media platforms, etc.

The Summer School is organised by Centre for Multilingualism in Society Across the Lifespan (MultiLing) in collaboration with COST Action IS1306 New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe: Opportunities and Challenges (external link).

You can find more information on the course page


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