‘Well’ in Dialogue Games

A discourse analysis of the interjection ‘well’ in idealized conversation

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This dialogue game approach to the discourse analysis of the English interjection well aims at the formulation of rules which would be informative (marking some contexts of use as more natural than others), systematic (applicable in a mechanical or at least in a non-ad hoc way), and adequate (showing putative competitors to be either false to fact, too narrow or too wide, or demonstrably equivalent).
[Pragmatics & Beyond, V:5]  1984.  ix, 104 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
ix
1. Introduction
1
1.1. Aims
1
1.2. Idealizations
2
1.3. Chapter outlines
3
2. Theory
5
2.1. Dialogue games
5
2.2. Conversational analysis
9
2.3. Computational models of dialogue
12
3. Earlier Treatments of Well
17
3.1. Lakoff (1973a)
17
3.2. Murray (1979)
19
3.3. Svartvik (1980)
21
3.4. Owen (1981)
22
4. The Present Treatment
27
4.1. The hypothesis
27
4.2. Development of the hypothesis
29
4.3. Data and classification
32
5. Well as a Qualifier
35
5.1. Question-answer exchanges
35
5.2. Other exchanges
40
6. Well as a Frame
53
6.1. Opening a dialogue
53
6.2. Transition situations
55
6.3. Closing
61
6.4. Turn internal cases
63
7. Contrastive Studies
67
7.1. Well vs. oh
68
7.2. Well and Finnish no
76
7.3. Schourup (1983)
81
8. Extensions
91
8.1. Politeness
91
8.2. Emotions
92
8.3. Well in writing
94
Footnotes
95
Sources of Examples
99
References
101
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