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Wed Nov 09 2011

Books: Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics: Phillips

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , The Promise of Dialogue: Phillips

Message 1: The Promise of Dialogue: Phillips
Date: 09-Nov-2011
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: The Promise of Dialogue: Phillips
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Title: The Promise of Dialogue Subtitle: The dialogic turn in the production and communication of knowledge Series Title: Dialogue Studies 12 Published: 2011 Publisher: John Benjamins

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Author: Louise Phillips Electronic: ISBN: 9789027284143 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 90.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027284143 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210296 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 90.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210296 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210296 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.40

It has become commonplace to employ dialogue-based approaches inproducing and communicating knowledge in diverse fields. Here, "dialogue"has become a buzzword that promises democratic, participatory processes ofmutual learning and knowledge co-production. But what does "dialogue"actually entail in the fields in which it is practised and how can we analysethose practices in ways that take account of their complexities?

"The Promise of Dialogue" presents a novel theoretical framework foranalysing the dialogic turn in the production and communication of knowledgethat builds bridges across three research traditions - dialogic communicationtheory, action research, and science and technology studies.

It also provides an empirically rich account of the dialogic turn through casestudies of how dialogue is enacted in the fields of planned communication,public engagement with science and collaborative research. A critical,reflexive approach is taken that interrogates the complexities, tensions anddilemmas inherent in the enactment of "dialogue" and is oriented towardsfurther developing dialogic practices from a position normatively supportive ofthe dialogic turn.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis                             Pragmatics
Written In: English (eng )

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