It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
This book addresses current approaches to sequentiality in pragmatics and discourse analysis. It reflects the current moves in ethnomethodological conversation analysis and speech act theory to cross methodological borders to arrive at a conception of a sequence, which extends the local notion of sequentiality by integrating further constitutive components, such as cognition, intentionality, activity type, culture and genre.The individual contributions were presented at the 7th IPrA Conference held in Budapest in the year 2000. They range from critical analyses of speech act theory and cognitive pragmatics to detailed micro analyses of genre- and activity-specific constraints on the production and interpretation of meaning. The first part “sequences in theory and practice: minimal and unbounded” discusses the theoretical premises and exemplifies these by detailed data analyses. The second part “sequences in discourse: the micro-macro interface” examines genre-specific constraints on individual sequences and shows the benefits of supplementing the microanalytic concept of sequentiality with macroanalytic categories.
Table of Contents
Introduction Christiane Meierkord and Anita Fetzer 1 Sequences in theory and practice: Minimal and unbounded? 37 Communicative intentions in context Anita Fetzer 37 Cognition and narrativity in speech act sequences Marina Sbisà 71 Recurrent sequences and mental processes Christiane Meierkord 99 Boundaries and sequences in studying conversation Robert B. Arundale and David Good 121 Discourse markers as turns: Evidence for the role of intersubjectivity in interactional sequences Sarah W. Smith and Andreas H. Jucker 151 Sequences in discourse: The micro-macro interface 181 Talk on TV: Sequentiality meets intertextuality and interdiscursitivity Roy Langer 181 Culture, genres and the problem of sequentiality: An attempt to describe local organization and global structures in talk-in-situation Frederike Kern 207 Argumentative sequencing and its interactional variation Thomas Spranz-Fogasy 231 Sequential positioning of represented discourse in institutional media interaction Marjut Johansson 249 Interactional coherence in discussions and everyday storytelling: On considering the role of jedenfalls and auf jeden fall Kristin Bührig 273