From Pragmatics to Dialogue
This volume aims at building bridges from pragmatics to dialogue and overcoming the gap between two ‘circles’ which have cut themselves off from each other in recent decades even if both addressed the same object, ‘language use’. Pragmatics means the study of natural language use. There is however no clear answer as to what language use means. We are instead confronted with multiple and diverse models in an uncircumscribed field of language use. When trying to transform such a puzzle of pieces into a meaningful picture we are confronted with the complexity of language use which does not mean ‘language’ put to ‘use’ but represents the unity of a complex whole and calls for a total change in methodology towards a holistic theory. Human beings as dialogic individuals use language as dialogue which allows them to tackle the vicissitudes of their lives. Dialogue and its methodology of action and reaction can be traced back to human nature and provides the key to the unstructured field of pragmatics. The contributions to this volume share this common ground and address various perspectives in different types of action game.
[Dialogue Studies, 31] 2018. v, 222 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
IntroductionEdda Weigand and Istvan Kecskes | pp. 1–4
Dialogue: The key to pragmaticsEdda Weigand | pp. 5–28
Humboldt, Bhartrihari, and the dialogicLisbeth A. Lipari | pp. 29–44
Moving beyond pragmatics: The role of dialogue in studies of “rhetoric in situ”Jennifer L. Adams | pp. 45–60
Progress in language teaching: From competence to dialogic competence-in-performanceMarion Grein | pp. 61–82
Research interview as social interaction: Epistemic implicationsLetizia Caronia | pp. 83–112
Bounded segments of interaction: The case of redressing the breach of a cultural norm once it is flaggedRobert E. Sanders and Anita Pomerantz | pp. 113–136
Dialogicity in written language use: Variation across expert action gamesMarina Bondi | pp. 137–170
Dialogic pragmatics and complex objects: Engaging the life and work of Gregory BatesonRonald C. Arnett | pp. 171–188
Types and functions of pseudo-dialoguesArto Mustajoki, Tatiana Sherstinova and Ulla Tuomarla | pp. 189–216
List of contributors | p. 217
Index | p. 221
“All language is dialogic, whether we talk with others or with ourselves. If pragmatics is the study of how we collaborate using language, we must study dialogic performance. Eminent scholars in the field of pragmatics, dialogue studies and the philosophy of language present arguments for a paradigm change in linguistics, moving our focus from the individual mind to the verbal interaction happening between people.”
Wolfgang Teubert, University of Birmingham, UK
“What can pragmatics, conceived as the detailed study of language use, learn from dialogue studies? This is the key question this wonderful volume addresses by building bridges between two fields that too often tend to ignore each other. A must read for anyone interested in investigating the dialogical aspects of life, language and communication.”
François Cooren, University of Montreal, Canada
“This volume is a stimulating work, placing itself critically in the frontline of pragmatic studies by its holistic and dialogic methodology and by challenging some of the paradigmatic assumptions in linguistics. The book deserves to be recommended as a reference tool for students and researchers in linguistics (particularly pragmatics), rhetoric studies, dialogic studies and studies of communication; it will serve as a valuable resource for those wanting to extend their investigations in this emerging field.”
Lifang Wei & Zhongyi Xu, Shaoxing University, in Pragmatics and Society 12:3 (2021)
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Main BIC Subject
CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics