In this study, we perform a multimodal spoken discourse analysis to qualitatively examine the discursive strategies used by three professional oral storytellers during their storytelling sessions for children . Specifically, we examine how these storytellers move progressively and seamlessly from one structural component of a narrative to the next to arouse, sustain, and heighten audience interest . Our analysis reveals a variety of verbal, vocal, and visual features strategically used by the storytellers . We then discuss the extent to which these strategies and resources can be applied or adapted by writing instructors to help students develop a multimodal perspective on storytelling . The study offers implications for educators to leverage the richness of oral storytelling to help students develop a multimodal understanding of the composing process .
Lwin, Soe Marlar and Teo, Peter
"Crossing Borders: A Multimodal Perspective on Storytelling,"
Storytelling, Self, Society: Vol. 11
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/storytelling/vol11/iss2/3