Volume 31, Issue 1
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This contribution traces which aspects of narrative acquisition have been emphasized in 30 years of . It then uses this synopsis as a starting-point to present a theoretical and empirical framework which can be characterized by some of the aspects that have attracted less attention in the journal so far. The summary of this consistent interactive approach and some of the results of about 40 years of respective research, based on different corpora, should support the idea that taking up these aspects is worthwhile. Investigating a broad range of age-groups and comparing a variety of contexts, including peer-interaction and classrooms, as well as different genres such as conversational narratives of personal experience and fantasy stories, with a perspective on inter-individual differences, not only expand our knowledge about narrative acquisition, but lead to a new coherent resource-based explication of central concepts such as narration, competence and acquisition.


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