The Interactive Stance

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OUP Oxford, 12 janv. 2012 - 416 pages
This book presents one of the first attempts at developing a precise, grammatically rooted, theory of conversation motivated by data from real conversations. The theory has descriptive reach from the micro-conversational---e.g. self-repair at the word level - to macro-level phenomena such as multi-party conversation and the characterization of distinct conversational genres. It draws on extensive corpus studies of the British National Corpus, on evidence from language acquisition, and on computer simulations of language evolution. The theory provides accounts of the opening, middle game, and closing stages of conversation. It also offers a new perspective on traditional semantic concerns such as quantification and anaphora. The Interactive Stance challenges orthodox views of grammar by arguing that, unless we wish to exclude from analysis a large body of frequently occurring words and constructions, the right way to construe grammar is as a system that characterizes types of talk in interaction.
 

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Table des matières

1 Interaction Grammar and the Behavioural Sciences
1
2 From Communitarian to Interactive Semantics
12
3 A Semantic Ontology for Dialogue
31
4 Basic Interaction in Dialogue
61
5 A Grammar for Dialogue
113
6 Grounding and CRification
146
7 NonSentential Utterances in Conversation
217
8 Extensions
266
9 An InteractionOriented Theory of Meaning
349
The External Domain
358
The Interaction Domain
363
The Grammatical Domain
377
References
390
Index
407
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Jonathan Ginzburg has held appointments at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and King's College, London. He is currently Professor of Linguistics at Universit� Paris Diderot- Paris 7. He is the author of Interrogative Investigations: the form, meaning, and use of English Interrogatives (jointly with Ivan A. Sag) and has published more than 70 papers. He is one of the founders and currently editor-in-chief of Dialogue and Discourse, one of the Linguistic Society of America's ejournals.

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