Rethinking Communicative Interaction

New interdisciplinary horizons

| Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
ISBN 9789027253583 (Eur) | EUR 115.00
ISBN 9781588114518 (USA) | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027295743 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
This volume breaks open traditional disciplinary confines and approaches the full complexity of communicative interaction from an impressive range of exciting state-of-the-art perspectives in social psychology, conversation analysis, hermeneutics, constructivist psychology, communication theory, computational neuroscience, sociology of communication, second language pragmatics, ergonomic interaction theory and computer-mediated interaction studies. In so doing, it sets out to establish a new research agenda in which communication science is understood as a human-social science par excellence. This collection of fifteen essays by seventeen scholars from Canada, the United States, Brazil, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK will be of interest to scholars and students in all of the above fields.

The editor, Colin B. Grant, is Reader in Modern Languages in the School of Management and Languages, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, where he runs the interdisciplinary social communication science research group. He is author of Literary Communication from Consensus to Rupture (1995), Functions and Fictions of Communication (2000) and chief editor of Language-Meaning-Social Construction (2001).

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 116]  2003.  viii, 330 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Introduction: Rethinking communicative interaction: An interdisciplinary programme
Colin B. Grant
Part I
Dialogicality as an ontology of humanity
Ivana Marková
The subject as dialogical fiction
Nicholas Davey
Language, communication and the development of the self
Renato Proietti
Addressing oneself as another: Dialogue and the self in Habermas and Butler
Henderikus J. Stam
Complexities of self and social communication
Colin B. Grant
Part II
Histories and discourses: An integrated approach to communication science
Siegfried J. Schmidt
Autonomy, self-reference and contingency in computational neuroscience
Bernd Porr and Florentin Wörgötter
Interaction versus action and Luhmann’s sociology of communication
Loet Leydesdorff
Pragmatic interactions in a second language
Beatriz Mariz Maia de Paiva
Part III
Between uniqueness and universality: An ethnomethodological analysis of language games
Brian Torode
The transition of a Scottish Young Persons’s Centre — a dialogical analysis
Kesi Mahendran
Conversational action: An ergonomic approach to interaction
Mario Cesar Vidal and Renato José Bonfatti
‘Flaming’ in computer-mediated interactions
Anthi Avgerinakou
Constructing the uncertainties of bioterror: A study of U.S. news reporting on the anthrax attack of fall, 2001
Austin Babrow and Mohan Dutta-Bergman
Index of names
Index of subjects
“[...], the reader will no doubt find interesting insights on what communicative interaction is and on the different research areas that researchers have suggested in order to analyze this typically human activity.”
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