Frog Story Analysis

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The study of the interdependence between hesitations and propositional structure of the narrative episode is conducted on the basis of Frog story (Mayer, 1969) generated by Russian adolescents at the age of 14 . The group of the informants has been monitored for 8 years; the group members had provided the narratives at the age of 6 , the next versions of the Frog stories were recorded at the age of 14. Interviewer worked with the informants individually in the friendly environment at school. The informants viewed the images in the wordless book before getting started storytelling. Their narratives were recorded in digital format and then examined using Adobe Audition 3.0. From 38 adolescents’ narratives, the 18 were chosen for the analysis; the chosen records belong to the narrators who provide…show more content…
The actions represent the activity (to run), the achievement (to hunt) and the accomplishment (to frighten, to fall), according to Vendler’s classes of events (Croft 2012). The event contains cause-effect relationships (the boy fell because the owl has frightened him) and evaluation of two misfortunes happened with the protagonist and his collaborator on their way to achieve the main goal. In the simple episode of the Event #60 the boy with his dog had been watching something behind a log. They had been experienced the process (to watch) and the state (to lay) before realizing that they already reached the termination stage of their adventures. The protagonist and his collaborator belong to the same proposition. The simple episode is associated with the achievement of the main goal of the narrative. Therefore, distinctions between the events include: 1. The number of the agents: four (the owl; the boy; the dog; the swarm) vs one agent with co-agent (the boy with the
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