The development of a narrative self - Example 1


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Autonomy oriented characteristics are marked in green and relational oriented characteristics are marked in red.


1. Transcript

M: Taah we went to San’ s house (elaboration, co-agency action) and San’s mother gave us rice (elaboration, social context action) and we eat then? (elaboration, co-agency action)

C: yes (confirmation)

M: with meat in it, (elaboration, nonsocial)

C: Yes (confirmation)

M: with meat in it then? (repetition, nonsocial)

C: yes (confirmation)

M: We went down to Row’s house (elaboration, co-agency action)

C: Yes (confirmation)

M: And Row’s mother gave us corn fofo (elaboration, social context action) and we ate then and huckleberry. (elaboration, co-agency action)

C: yes (confirmation)

M: we went to San’s house (repetition, co-agency action) and San’s mother gave us rice. (repetition, social context action)

C: yes (confirmation)

M: And meat. (repetition, nonsocial)

C: Yes (confirmation)

M: And we ate. (repetition, co-agency action)

C: Yes (confirmation)

M: We went down to Row’s house (repetition, co-agency action) and Row’s mother gave us corn fofo and sauce (elaboration, social context action) and we ate then. (repetition, co-agency action)

C: yes (confirmation)

M: Have you heard? (off-topic)

C: yes. (off-topic)

M: we went to San’ s house (repetition, co-agency action) and San’s mother gave us rice then (repetition, social context action)

C: Yes (confirmation)

M: And meat (repetition, nonsocial) and we ate it. (repetition, co-agency action)

C: yes (confirmation)

M: we then went down to Row’s house (repetition, co-agency action)

C: Yes (confirmation)

 

2. Transcipt

M: Do you remember? Your birthday party? (elaboration, child) Actually we had two birthday parties, ok? when you had your birthday (elaboration, co-agency, child). One party with the family. (elaboration, co-agency)

C: And one party with the children. (elaboration, co-agency)

M: One with the children. (repetition of child’s answer, co-agency)

C: Henriette, Micha, Fabienne (elaboration, social context)

M: Mich and Fabienne were there, (repetition of child’s answer, social context) exactly (confirmation)

C: And Henriette (elaboration, social context)

M: and Henriette (repetition of child’s answer, social context)

C: And of course me too (elaboration, child)

M: And of course you. (repetition of child’s answer, child) And Jacob? Was he there too?. (elaboration, social context) No, right? (prompt, rest). Jacob was with grandma (elaboration, social context). And what else did we do? (elaboration, co-agency action). Do you still remember (prompt, rest). Who came first? (elaboration, social context action) Do you remember who came first from the children? (repetition, social context action)

C: mhmmhm (placeholder)

M: Fabienne came first (elaboration, social context action) and brought a big gift. A huge box. (elaboration, social context action)

C: It is here (Associative talk, nonsocial context)

M: It is here, (Associative talk, nonsocial context) exactly (Associative talk). It is so beautiful that we kept it, right? (Associative talk, nonsocial context, personal judgment). Ina wrapped it so nicely. (elaboration, social context action, personal judgment) And what was in it? (elaboration, nonsocial context) Do you still remember? (prompt, rest)

C: Lego stones (elaboration, nonsocial)

M: Lego stones, (repetition of child’s answer, nonsocial context) exactly (confirmation)

C: there was an animal in it, like in the kindergarten, (elaboration, nonsocial context) there was a dog in it (elaboration, nonsocial context).

M: Also a dog? (repetition of child’s answer, nonsocial context) Yes, (confirmation) right (confirmation) , I can remember it. (Metamemory)

C: In the kindergarten is also a dog (Associative talk, nonsocial context).

M: Mhm. (Associative talk) And what else was inside? (prompt, nonsocial context)

C: I had two dogs (elaboration, nonsocial context). One dog for my birthday, (repetition, nonsocial context) and the other one I do not remember. (Metamemory)

M: the other dog, (repetition of child’s answer, nonsocial) yes (confirmation), that you have already for a long time, right? (Associative talk, child) I think, I bought it for you, some time ago. (Associative talk, mother action) Yes, (associative talk) you have it for a long time. (associative talk, child) And then Henriette came.... (elaboration, social context action)