Everyone loves a story and perhaps for this reason people use stories for many purposes: to instruct, to entertain, to illustrate arguments and to establish social connections. Stories can be used in all kinds of social contexts from the most formal presentation to the most casual conversation, and they can generally be relied on to (re)capture the audience's attention. There are many different kinds of stories from artistically crafted cultural myths to conversational accounts of mundane everyday experiences. This chapter focuses on the latter end of this continuum, on naturally occurring stories in the relaxed conversations of New Zealanders. In particular, the analysis explores the ways in which New Zealand ...
Story-Telling in New Zealand Women's and Men's Talk
Story-Telling in New Zealand women's and men's talk