Why doesn’t spoken narrative a monolog?
In this article the author describes how people tell stories in everyday conversations. First, the way of learning storytelling by children is described. Analyses of spoken narrative texts produced by adults show that listeners take their part in storytelling, asking questions about places, motivations, characters, the point of story and other details, and also adding their suggestions and comments. Spoken narrative is not a monolog because people (especially children) need help to create a good, cohesive story, and listeners need more efficiently told narrative with many details to understand the story and narrator’s life experiences.