Understanding Storytelling among African American Children A Journey from Africa to America

ISBN-10: 0805834079
ISBN-13: 9780805834079
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $90.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 152
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface
Overview of the book
Acknowledgments
Tell Me Somethin' Good: Storytelling From Africa to America
History of Storytelling Within the African American Community
African to African American
African American English Language Studies
Narrative Analysis
Purpose
Approaches to Understanding Narrative Structures Among African American Children
Research on Narrative Structures Among African Americans and West Africans
Research on Narrative Production Among African American Children
Discourse Strategies within the African American Community
Narrative Strategies Within West Africa
Purpose of Storytelling in West Africa
Summary
Extending the Research: A Study of Narrative Production Among African American Children
Data Transcription, and Reliability
Narrative Data Collection Process
Data Analysis
Evaluative Analysis
Episodic Analysis
Thematic Analysis
Sociolinguistic Analysis
Making a Transcript
Description of Utterances
Summary
Toward a Repertoire of Narrative Structures Among African American Children
Evaluative Narratives
Overall Production of Structures
Classic Structure
Stitches/hospital
Chronological Structure
Leapfrogging Structure
Ending-at-the-Highpoint Structure
Impoverished Structure
Patterns Within Age Groups
Elements Within Narrative Structure
Summary of Evaluative Results
Episodic Narratives
Overall Production of Structures
Complex Episodes
Complete Episodes
Reactive Sequences
Interactive Episodes
Action sequences
Patterns Within Groups
Summary of Episodic Analysis
Moral Centered Narratives
Performative Narratives
Research to Practice
Implications for Educating African American Students
Findings of the study
Relevance and Educational Implications
Home-School Mismatch
Teacher expectations
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Examples of Narrative Instruction
Directions for Future Research
Conclusion
Narratives by Participant
Linguistic Features of African American English
Vocabulary
Bibliography
Author Index
Subject Index

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