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Books: Pragmatics: Grant (Ed.)

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  1. paul, Rethinking Communicative Interaction: Grant (Ed.)

Message 1: Rethinking Communicative Interaction: Grant (Ed.)

Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 09:52:04 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: Rethinking Communicative Interaction: Grant (Ed.)

Title: Rethinking Communicative Interaction
Subtitle: New interdisciplinary horizons
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 116
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: 	John Benjamins		 
Book URL: 

Editor: Colin B. Grant, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588114511, Pages: viii, 330 pp., Price: USD 114.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253587, Pages: viii, 330 pp., Price: EUR 95.00


This volume breaks open traditional disciplinary confines and
approaches the full complexity of communicative interaction from an
impressive range of exciting state-of-the-art perspectives in social
psychology, conversation analysis, hermeneutics, constructivist
psychology, communication theory, computational neuroscience,
sociology of communication, second language pragmatics, ergonomic
interaction theory and computer-mediated interaction studies. In so
doing, it sets out to establish a new research agenda in which
communication science is understood as a human-social science par
excellence. This collection of fifteen essays by seventeen scholars
from Canada, the United States, Brazil, Ireland, the Netherlands,
Germany and the UK will be of interest to scholars and students in all
of the above fields.

The editor, Colin B. Grant, is Reader in Modern Languages in the
School of Management and Languages, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh,
where he runs the interdisciplinary social communication science
research group. He is author of Literary Communication from Consensus
to Rupture (1995), Functions and Fictions of Communication (2000) and
chief editor of Language-Meaning-Social Construction (2001).

Table of contents

List of contributors vii 

Introduction: Rethinking communicative interaction: An
	interdisciplinary programme
	Colin B. Grant 1-26 

Part I: Communicating the self 
Dialogicality as an ontology of humanity 
	Ivana Markov� 29-51 
The subject as dialogical fiction 
	Nicholas Davey 53-67 
Language, communication and the development of the self 
	Renato Proietti 69-85 
Addressing oneself as another: Dialogue and the self in Habermas and Butler 
	Henderikus J. Stam 87-100 
Complexities of self and social communication 
	Colin B. Grant 101-125 

Part II: Constructing communication 
Histories and discourses: An integrated approach to communication science 
	Siegfried J. Schmidt 129-144 
Autonomy, self-reference and contingency in computational neuroscience 
	Bernd Porr and Florentin W�rg�tter 145-161 
Interaction versus action and Luhmann's sociology of communication 
	Loet Leydesdorff 163-186 
Pragmatic interactions in a second language 
	Beatriz Mariz Maia de Paiva 187-206 

Part III: Communication environments 
Between uniqueness and universality: An ethnomethodological analysis
	of language games
	Brian Torode 209-234 
The transition of a Scottish Young Persons' Centre - a dialogical analysis 
	Kesi Mahendran 235-256 
Conversational action: An ergonomic approach to interaction 
	Mario Cesar Vidal and Renato Jos� Bonfatti 257-272 
"Flaming" in computer-mediated interactions 
	Anthi Avgerinakou 273-293 
Constructing the uncertainties of bioterror: A study of U.S. news
	reporting on the anthrax attack of fall, 2001
	Austin Babrow and Mohan Dutta-Bergman 295-315 

Index of names 317-319 
Index of subjects 321-325

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Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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