Story telling in conversations
Dr. David Ritchie teaches and conducts research on the use of language in social interaction. His primary research focus is metaphor use, story-telling, and humor in naturally-occurring discourse, with emphasis on urban communities and cultural institutions. Recent publications include Context and Connection in Metaphor, Palgrave-Macmillan (2006), “Justice is blind”: A model for analyzing metaphor transformations and narratives in actual discourse. Metaphor and the Social World, 1, 70-89, and "Everybody goes down": Metaphors, Stories, and Simulations in Conversations (2010), Metaphor and Symbol, 25, 123-143.
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