Publication details [#22894]

Briggs, Charles L. 1988. Disorderly dialogues in ritual impositions of order: The role of metapragmatics in Warao dispute mediation. Anthropological Linguistics 30 (3-4) : 448–491.
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Language as a subject


B. examines a case of Warao (Venezuela) dispute mediation, focusing on the use of metapragmatic features in constructing an account of the conflict, shaping the ongoing interaction, and influencing broader social relations.