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Co-Construction of Folk Belief: Storytelling Between JFL Learners and Japanese Host Families

Dr. Haruko Minegishi Cook

Event Details

Friday, April 27, 2018
2:30-3:30 p.m.
This paper examines collaborative storytelling in dinner table conversations between Japanese as Foreign Language learners and their Japanese host families. The goals of the study are to demonstrate i) how the activity of joint storytelling helps the participants develop new perspectives on each other’s cultural beliefs and ii) that co-telling is a dynamic process rather than a static phenomenon of perpetuating cultural stereotypes......