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`For those already familiar with discursive work it will be a joy - Edwards writes with enormous clarity and insight. For psychologists whose work involves an understanding of the relations between language and cognition this book will be essential reading.... This is a demanding book that will repay close attention. It can also be dipped into as a resource for the brilliant reworkings of traditional psychological topic areas, such as emotion, language, cognition, categories, AI, narrative, scripts and developmental psychology. If you want a glimpse into the future of psychology, get this book - the end of cognitivism starts here' - History and Philosophy of Psychology The central project of this mult

Narrative: Stories and Rememberings
Narrative: Stories and rememberings

One of the things that people do in discourse is recall and recount events in their lives. We have seen plenty of examples of this already, in the various conversational extracts used in other Chapters. It does not have to be a special ‘story time’ kind of talk, nor anything so worked up as a diary or an autobiography, but, rather, it occurs as a routine part of everyday discourse. It is also an activity that blurs any easy distinctions we might be tempted to draw between fact and fiction, memory and discourse, explanation and narrative. Factual and fictional stories share many of the same kinds of textual devices for constructing credible descriptions, building plausible or unusual event ...

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