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Publisher: Springer

Place: Berlin

Year: 2012

Series: Cognition and Language

ISBN (Hardback): 9781461435280

ISBN (eBook): 9781461435297

Full citation:

Daniel C. O'Connell & Sabine Kowal, Dialogical genres, Berlin, Springer, 2012

Dialogical genres

empractical and conversational listening and speaking

Daniel C. O'Connell

Sabine Kowal

225 pages

Cognition and Language | 1

Springer

2012

Abstract

What happens in everyday dialogue? The authors revert to a rich prehistory to answer this question: Philipp Wegener in the late 19th and Karl Bühler in the first half of the 20th century in the German traditions of philology and psychology. Their work culminated in the concept empractical speech. This groundbreaking book opens up a new view of language use in settings in which participants are primarily involved not in speaking but in some non-linguistic activity and in which the need for speech arises only occasionally. Behold empractical speech, a genre unto itself with respect to conversation – an ubiquitous phenomenon of everyday life and the very setting of early language acquisition.

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Publication details

Publisher: Springer

Place: Berlin

Year: 2012

Series: Cognition and Language

ISBN (Hardback): 9781461435280

ISBN (eBook): 9781461435297

Full citation:

Daniel C. O'Connell & Sabine Kowal, Dialogical genres, Berlin, Springer, 2012