Language Socialization and Narrative

Peggy J. Miller, Michele Koven, Shumin Lin

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Language Socialization
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781405191869
StatePublished - Nov 23 2011


  • Bourdieu's (1991) notions of misrecognition-symbolic domination, narrative socialization of inequality
  • Heterogeneity, multiplicity of narrative genres for novices-within and across communities
  • Language socialization and narrative
  • Language socialization researchers, stories in context-part of novices' everyday lives
  • Narrative and self-construction-Vygotskian sociocultural theory, semiotically mediated activity
  • Narrative socialization-in Taiwanese families, with young children
  • Personal storytelling, locally hued versions-and norms of reportability
  • Pervasiveness of narrative, potent medium of socialization-across lifespan, and sociocultural contexts
  • Research on language socialization-narrative socialization, transcending iconic scenes
  • Socialization and narrative inequality-systematic privileging of ways, narrating experience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities

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