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LINGUIST List 23.5186

Tue Dec 11 2012

Books: (Re)presentations and Dialogue: Cooren, Létourneau (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Dec-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: (Re)presentations and Dialogue: Cooren, Létourneau (Eds)
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Title: (Re)presentations and Dialogue
Series Title: Dialogue Studies 16

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/ds.16

Editor: François Cooren
Editor: Alain Létourneau

Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273161 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273161 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273161 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210333 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210333 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210333 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00


This edited volume proposes key contributions addressing the connections
between two important themes: dialogue and representation. These connections
were approached or interpreted in three possible ways: 1. Dialogue as
representation, 2. Normative perspectives on dialogue/representation issues,
and 3. Representations of dialogue. The first interpretation -- Dialogue as
representation -- consists of exploring dialogue as an activity where many
things, beings or voices can be made present, whether we think in terms of
ideologies, cultures, situations, collectives, roles, etc. The second
interpretation – Normative perspectives on dialogue/representation issues –
leads scholars to explore questions of normativity, which are often associated with the notion of
dialogue, when conceived as a morally stronger form of conversation. Finally,
the third interpretation – Representations of dialogue – invites us to address
methodological questions related to the representation of this type of
conversation. Echoing Bakhtin, contributors were invited to explore the
polyphonic, heteroglot, or dialogic character of any text, discourse or

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng)

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