"Dialogue in Spanish" provides a strong theoretical and empirical
foundation for the study of dialogue. This edited collection of twelve
original studies contributes to a broad comprehension of dialogue in two
general contexts: personal interactions among friends and family; and
public speech, such as political debates, medical interviews, court
translations and service encounters. The studies, written by authors from
Canada, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, the United States and Venezuela, present
an in-depth look at issues and elements of dialogue such as irony,
narrativity, discourse markers, coherence, conflict and expectations.
Background research on dialogue grounds the articles in such areas as
discourse analysis, pragmatics, philosophy, sociology, anthropology and
linguistics. The book will prove useful to those who study conversational
interaction, pragmatics, and discourse analysis as applied to various
functions and contexts, and it will be of particular interest to
researchers and students of linguistics, anthropology, sociology,
philosophy, communications and education.