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ERIC Number: EJ883638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1367-0050
The Use of Narrative Analysis as a Research and Evaluation Method of Atypical Language: The Case of Deaf Writing
Koutsoubou, M.
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, v13 n2 p225-241 Mar 2010
The present paper argues the use of "narratives" as the most appropriate evaluation method in cases of atypical language production. Narrative as a genre has an ecological validity that other genres used in language research and evaluation do not have. Narratives develop naturally from very early, they are independent of education and academic skills, and they are meaningful because of their direct contact to experience. As a result the paper argues that "narrative analysis" is the most appropriate evaluation and research method for atypical language, one instance of which is deaf writing. The paper will present an example of narrative analysis application on a story written by a deaf writer. Via the illustrative example it will be shown that narrative analysis captures deeper levels of the language production by exploring the "content of information", and the "structure of text". (Contains 3 tables, 3 figures and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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