Når narrativer bruges som accounts
En interaktionel ressource og et redskab til at opnå fælles forståelse
Keywords:Narratives, Accounts, Conversation analysis, Storytelling, Oral stories
In this article, I investigate how narratives in interaction can be used to account for unexpected or “wrong” behaviour while they simultaneously function as a tool to construct self-image and identity. The complex way in which narratives and accounts intertwine, can be seen in an excerpt from a conversation between two friends who each talk about their experience of the same night. The interaction illustrates co-constructed storytelling which each interlocutor contributes to as a means of accounting for their own behaviour. Following the analysis, I proceed to discuss how a narrative is not only a textual and interactional genre but an intersubjective tool as well as a means of constructing and expressing a concept of self.
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