Madeleine – dressing up (TU9)
Speaker: Madeleine, female, 8, White British/AfroCaribbean mixed race
Madeleine is from inner London. She was recorded with her friend Ben by the interviewer, Arfaan. In this extract it is Madeleine who takes the floor. For an 8 year old, she is an accomplished storyteller, making her story lively and involving her listeners by, amongst other things, her use of intensifiers, direct reported speech and rhetorical strategies.