Mediated Discourse: The Nexus of Practice by Ron ScollonMediated Discourse: The Nexus of Practice by Ron Scollon

Mediated Discourse: The Nexus of Practice

byRon ScollonEditorRon Scollon

Paperback | May 23, 2001

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Mediated Discourse: The Nexus of Practicesets out a discursive theory of human action.
Language and action are intimately related. The difficult question to answer ishowthey are related. Mediated Discourse Theory looks into social relationships to see how the use of language is both a form of action in itself and is also indirectly related to all other forms of human action.
Through the empirical study of a one year old child learning to exchange objects with caregivers, Scollon challenges the commonly held claim that all practices are represented in discourse and that all discourse has the function of structuring practice.
Calling upon work in interactional sociolinguistics, critical discourse analysis, anthropological linguistics, sociocultural psychology, and intercultural communication, the Mediated Discourse Theory set out in this book resolves current problematic issues such as how practices are learned across the boundaries of groups and how individuals come to be socialized as social actors.
Ron Scollon is Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University, USA.
Title:Mediated Discourse: The Nexus of PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.5 inPublished:May 23, 2001Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415248833

ISBN - 13:9780415248839

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