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The Interactive Stance

Jonathan Ginzburg


The fine structure of conversational interaction is of significant interest for wide swathes of the behavioural sciences: linguists, philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, literary scholars, artificial intelligence researchers must all contend with issues relating to the nature of meaning and its sharing among interlocuters, the possibility of repair — the wide range of corrective actions that occur when ‘trouble’ arises in interaction — and the characterization of coherence in interaction. This book presents the results of attempting to create a precise, grammatically rooted, theory of co ... More

Keywords: dialogue, semantics, repair, ellipsis, context, conversational interaction, relevance, conversational genres

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199697922
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697922.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Ginzburg, author
Department of Linguistics, Université Paris-Diderot (Paris 7)