Most people modify their ways of speaking, writing, texting, and e-mailing, and so on, according to the people with whom they are communicating. This fascinating book asks why we 'accommodate' to others in this way, and explores the various social consequences arising from it.
Imagination und Animation [Imagination and Animation. The Creation of Mental Spaces through Animated Speech]
Die Herstellung mentaler Räume durch animierte Rede
De Gruyter linguae & litterae / Publications of the School of Language and Literature Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies 7
* Analysis of imagination in conversation from a conversation-analysis perspective * Combination of interactional linguistics and cognitive semantics * Empirical basis (corpus of German and Spanish conversations)
Imagination in conversations: This book explores a mental phenomenon from a conversation analytic perspective. It analyses sequences from interactions in which the speakers assume the roles of characters, animate what they say and put themselves in an imagined scene. Imagination is understood as conversational activity and mental phenomenon to establish a shared cognition. The study provides an important contribution to the topic of imagination and impressively combines the research fields of interactional linguistics and cognitive semantics.