Special thanks are due to the children whose stories were analyzed here, to their parents, and to the two teachers whose classrooms were studied, whose generous cooperation was essential to the research presented here. We would also like to thank several students for their careful and diligent work in helping us analyze these data: Carolyn Brockmeyer, Amy Karpf, Sofia Santos, Vicki Sbrocco, Travis Beebe, and Corey Morano. We are grateful to Jeff Weintraub for extensive consultation, advice, constructive criticism, and other assistance. The data were collected by Ageliki Nicolopoulou and comprise part of her larger archive of young children's spontaneous stories. Elizabeth S. Richner began to analyze the data as part of her MA thesis project and has continued thereafter. An earlier version of this manuscript was presented as a poster at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 1999.
From Actors to Agents to Persons: The Development of Character Representation in Young Children's Narratives
Article first published online: 23 MAR 2007
Volume 78, Issue 2, pages 412–429, March/April 2007
How to Cite
Nicolopoulou, A. and Richner, E. S. (2007), From Actors to Agents to Persons: The Development of Character Representation in Young Children's Narratives. Child Development, 78: 412–429. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2007.01006.x
- Issue published online: 23 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 23 MAR 2007
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