Publication details [#5736]

Kreckel, Marga. 1981. Communicative acts and shared knowledge in natural discourse. Academic Press. xiv + 316 pp.
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Book – monograph
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After addressing the general issue of how communicants transmit messages in natural discourse, K. develops and applies a coding instrument for investigating transmitted messages. The interplay between actual behavior and metapragmatic abilities and metapragmatic categories (for which a classificatory scheme is proposed after a discussion of various speech act taxonomies) is central to the investigation.