Narrative analysis is a relatively recent addition to the toolkit of applied linguistics. Its basic premise is that the telling of stories can elucidate the meanings attached to participants’ experiences. These may be stories told by participants during data collection or stories constructed by researchers (sometimes in collaboration with participants) during analysis of a data set. This chapter is mainly concerned with uses of storytelling and narrative writing in data analysis and presentation of research findings.


Autobiography Biography Narrative Qualitative research Storytelling 


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