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Power, Richard J.D. 1981. Dialogue as a collective action. In Metzing, Dieter W., ed. Dialogmuster und Dialogprozesse. H. Buske. pp. 125–146.
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P. argues that conversation is governed by similar principles of rationality and cooperativeness as those governing any collective activity. The problem of how collective action is accomplished is illustrated with reference to a computer model of conversation. Some of the relevant literature is reviewed.