The Interactive Stance

Hardcover | February 12, 2012

byJonathan Ginzburg

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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 asmulti-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, middlegame, 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 occurringwords and constructions, the right way to construe grammar is as a system that characterizes types of talk in interaction.

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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 asmulti-party conversation and the characteriza...

Jonathan Ginzburg has held appointments at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and King's College, London. He is currently Professor of Linguistics at Universite 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 mor...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199697922

ISBN - 13:9780199697922

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Table of Contents

1. Interaction, Grammar, and the Behavioural Sciences2. From Communitarian to Interactive Semantics3. A Semantic Ontology for Dialogue4. Basic Interaction in Dialogue5. A Grammar for Dialogue6. Grounding and CRification7. Non Sentential Utterances in Conversation8. Extensions9. An Interaction-Oriented Theory of MeaningAppendixReferences