Learning how to tell, learning how to ask: reciprocity and storytelling as a community process

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Abstract

In this article, we discuss the discursive processes that surround storytelling of traumatic experiences in the case of minor asylum seekers involved in the recent migration flow to Italian ports. We argue that in order to understand not onlyhow traumatic experiences are told but also how they are overcome, it is necessary to focus on the reciprocal relationships and impact of the members of the communities in which migrants are received. Such approach shifts the focusfrom the content of stories toward the protagonists of their tellings and from asylum seekers as ‘subjects’ to asylum seekers as members of communities to which they and others contribute. The article is based on narrative data collectedthrough an ongoing project with teachers, researchers, and minor asylum seekers involved in a school of Italian Language for Foreigners in Palermo.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-19
Numero di pagine19
RivistaApplied Linguistics
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2020

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