LINGUIST List 13.1580

Mon Jun 3 2002

Books: Pragmatics:La parole en action,L. Filliettaz

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  1. Marty Laforest, Pragmatics:La parole en action.�l�ments de pragmatique psychosociale by Laurent FILLIETTAZ

Message 1: Pragmatics:La parole en action.�l�ments de pragmatique psychosociale by Laurent FILLIETTAZ

Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 21:45:10 -0400
From: Marty Laforest <Marty_LaforestUQTR.CA>
Subject: Pragmatics:La parole en action.�l�ments de pragmatique psychosociale by Laurent FILLIETTAZ


Title : La parole en action. �l�ments de pragmatique psychosociale
Author : Laurent FILLIETTAZ 
Publisher : �ditions Nota bene (Qu�bec, Canada), 395 p. (ISBN 2-89518-092-X)

Talk clearly cannot be reduced to the expression of an abstract
semiotic form, but refers necessarily to a particular activity that
restricts it and gives it meaning. Conversely, acting in the social
domain quite often mobilizes language resources to mediatize the final
behaviours of the actors. From this dual understanding comes a rich
and stimulating research programme, that of psychosocial pragmatics,
which aims to describe systematically the complex relations created
between human activities and the use of language. To contribute to
this "actional turnaround" of language sciences, La parole en action
offers a critical inventory of the theories of action issuing from
analytical philosophy, cognitive psychology and various sociological
trends. Based on empirical data, the work proposes explicit
instruments of analysis making it possible to explain the
praxeological dimension of verbal interactions as well as the
relationships between the structures of dialogue and the management of
social activities.

Laurent Filliettaz is a member of the Geneva school of discourse
analysis and has participated in recent developments of the modular
approach initiated by Eddy Roulet. He is one of the authors of Un
mod�le et un instrument d'analyse de l'organisation du discours (Peter
Lang, 2001) and is currently a lecturer and assistant teacher in the
Linguistics Department at the University of Geneva.

This work is intended particularly for students and researchers in
the langauge sciences interested in a description of the situational
components of discourse. More generally, it is intended for all
linguists and psychosociologists concerned with theories of
interaction, the analysis of activity and language in the workplace.

Price : 25.95 $CDN (19 euros)
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