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  1. Paul Peranteau, Sociolinguistics: English World-Wide 1980-1999, Approaching Dialogue

Message 1: Sociolinguistics: English World-Wide 1980-1999, Approaching Dialogue

Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 17:59:29 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: English World-Wide 1980-1999, Approaching Dialogue

John Benjamins Publishing announces the availability of these new works in 

Manfred G�rlach. University of Cologne (Compiler)
English World-Wide 1980-1999.Index to volumes 1-20.
US & Canada: 1 58811 072 9 USD 81.95
Rest of world: PB 90 272 2581 8 NLG 180.00/
2001. viii, 94 pp.

This index to 20 volumes of the journal English World-Wide provides an
overview of the journal by presenting the complete tables of contents
of those volumes, and - more importantly - easy access to the contents
of the journal by carefully compiled indices of Names and Subjects.

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Approaching Dialogue.Talk, interaction and contexts in dialogical perspectives.
Per LINELL (Link�ping University)
IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 3
US & Canada: 1 55619 852 3 / USD 94.00 (Hardcover)
 1 58811 091 5 / USD 31.95 (Paperback)
Rest of world: 90 272 1833 1 / NLG 204.00 (Hardcover)
 90 272 1846 3 / NLG 70.00 (Paperback)

Approaching Dialogue has its primary focus on the theoretical
understanding and empirical analysis of talk-in-interaction. It deals
with conversation in general as well as talk within institutions
against a backdrop of Conversation Analysis, context-based discourse
analysis, social pragmatics, socio-cultural theory and
interdisciplinary dialogue analysis. People's communicative projects,
and the structures and functions of talk-in-interaction, are analyzed
from the most local sequences to the comprehensive communicative
activity types and genres. A second aim of the book is to explore the
possibilities and limitations of dialogism as a general epistemology
for cognition and communication. On this point, it portrays the
dialogical approach as a major alternative to the mainstream theories
of cognition as individually-based information processing,
communication as information transfer, and language as a
code. Stressing aspects of interaction, joint construction and
cultural embeddedness, and drawing upon extensive theoretical and
empirical research carried out in different traditions, this book aims
at an integrating synthesis. It is largely interdisciplinary in
nature, and has been written in such a way that it can be used at
advanced undergraduate courses in linguistics, sociopragmatics of
language, communication studies, sociology, social psychology and
cognitive science. About the author: Per Linell holds a Ph.D. in
linguistics and has been professor within the interdisciplinary
graduate program of Communication Studies at the University of
Link�ping, Sweden, since 1981. He has published widely in the fields
of discourse studies and social pragmatics of language. "Linell
offers a clear and comprehensive account of the differences between
monologism and dialogism as competing epistemologies in the language
sciences. [...] I can think of no other monograph length text which
does this." "Linell has played an important role in developing the
theoretical framework for studying discourse and communication, and in
arguing for the significance of discourse studies for traditional
areas in linguistics and pragmatics." Paul Drew (University of York)

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