A six-minute film made at
the University of California at Berkeley in 1975 and shown to speakers of a
number of languages, who were asked to tell what happened in it.
See Wallace Chafe (ed.), The Pear Stories: Cognitive, Cultural, and
of Narrative Production.
Norwood, New Jersey: Ablex (1980). If you have Internet Explorer, you can click
twice on the small box below to
begin downloading the
film. It may take several minutes, depending on the speed of your computer.
When a large black box appears, move the cursor into
it to start the film. Move the cursor out of the box to expunge the small box in
the upper left corner. Click on any link above to stop the film.