Intersubjectivity in Action

Studies in language and social interaction

ORCID logoJan Lindström | University of Helsinki
ORCID logoRitva Laury | University of Helsinki
ORCID logoAnssi Peräkylä | University of Helsinki
ORCID logoMarja-Leena Sorjonen | University of Helsinki
ISBN 9789027209405 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027259035 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Intersubjectivity is a precondition for human life – for social organization as well as for individual development and well-being. Through empirical examination of social interactions in everyday and institutional settings, the authors in this volume explore the achievement and maintenance of intersubjectivity. The contributions show how language codes and creates intersubjectivity, how interactants move towards shared understanding in interaction, how intersubjectivity is central to phenomena and experiences often considered merely individual, and how intersubjectivity evolves through learning. While the core methodology of the studies is Conversation Analysis, the volume highlights the advantages of using several methods to tackle intersubjectivity.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 326] 2021.  vi, 437 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Where the book’s highly contextualized theoretical-empirical breadth proves additionally enriching is in terms of its contributive potential. This is evident not only when it comes to the extension of the empirical purviews of CA with respect to the insightful exploration of the driving forces of human interaction and societal life. But it is also noticeable in its potential to leave a unique mark on the contemporary study of intersubjectivity [...]. Moreover, what further testifies to the book’s longevity potential is that it provides an example of how an empirically directed exploratory landscape can prove instrumental not only in testing a theory, but also in taking the intersubjective dialectics as the informative point of departure for identifying the alleys that require further explanatory treatment.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021028773 | Marc record