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Personal Narrative Skills of Greek Children of Typical Development in the Age of 10 Years

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1106882, PP. 1-20

Subject Areas: Linguistics

Keywords: Personal Narrative, School-Age, Linguistic Competency, Sex, Past Event Discussion, Microstructure, Macrostructure, Evaluation

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The personal narrative constitutes a revival of past events and a preparation procedure of upcoming ones, developing a person’s self-concept. The purpose of the current research was to study Greek children’s personal narratives. Participants of the survey were 20 ten-year-old children, including 10 boys and 10 girls of typical development, where each one of them was asked to narrate 6 of their life events. The goal of data collection and analysis was to study the microstructure and macrostructure, as well as evaluate the potential results and investigate the impact of gender on them. The outcome numbers describe the children’s performances in scales being used. Important findings of the research were the absence of differences between the two genders. All in all, the results reveal a tendency of that age children’s personal narrative characteristics.

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Vogindroukas, I. , Miliatzidou, R. and Tsouti, L. (2020). Personal Narrative Skills of Greek Children of Typical Development in the Age of 10 Years. Open Access Library Journal, 7, e6882. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1106882.

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