Production of Narratives

  • Carole Peterson
  • Allyssa McCabe


Children are quite willing to talk at length about many of their adventures. The taped conversations of the children were transcribed up to a cut-off point of 18 pages of transcript; the conversations of very few children exceeded this limit. An impressive total of 1124 narratives was produced. Only two children (a 4-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl) produced fewer than three narratives and were replaced by other children. The average number of narratives produced by the children is found in Table 2.


Vicarious Experience Fictional Story Causal Connective Grammar System Collective Narrative 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carole Peterson
    • 1
  • Allyssa McCabe
    • 2
  1. 1.Memorial University of NewfoundlandSt. John’sCanada
  2. 2.Wheaton CollegeNortonUSA

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