Article published in:Pragmaticizing Understanding: Studies for Jef Verschueren
Edited by Michael Meeuwis and Jan-Ola Östman
[Not in series 170] 2012
► pp. 101–112
Pragmatics, linguistic competence, and Conversation Analysis
Competent speakers have effortless mastery over talk; traditional theories about what happens when that goes wrong tend to locate the problem in the speaker. Conversation Analysis offers a radical alternative, stressing the role of the speaker’s interlocutors and the structures of conversation that all parties can use.
Published online: 01 May 2012