LINGUIST List 25.4213

Fri Oct 24 2014

Books: Grammar and Dialogism: Günthner, Bücker, Imo (eds.)

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Date: 23-Oct-2014
From: Linda Steglich <>
Subject: Grammar and Dialogism: Günthner, Bücker, Imo (eds.)
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Title: Grammar and Dialogism
Subtitle: Sequential, Syntactic, and Prosodic Patterns between Emergence and Sedimentation
Series Title: De Gruyter Linguistik – Impulse & Tendenzen 61
Published: 2014
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Editor: Susanne Günthner
Editor: Jörg Bücker
Editor: Wolfgang Imo
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110358612 Pages: 368 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110357967 Pages: 368 Price: Europe EURO 99.95

This volume aims at analyzing the relationship between the dialogical accomplishment of spoken talk-in-interaction on the one hand and entrenched patterns of linguistic and socio-cultural knowledge (constructions, frames, and communicative genres) on the other. The contributions analyze linguistic patterns in different languages such as English, French, German, and Swedish. Methodologically, they take up the usage-based position that structural and functional aspects of language use need to be studied empirically and "bottom-up": Since grammatical structure arises as the entrenched result of recurrent language use, its study should start with the local organization of natural talk-in-interaction before moving on to more complex and abstract relationships between linguistic structure, linguistic meaning, and socio-cultural activity/event patterns. Furthermore, they argue that Dialogism provides a promising starting point for a usage-based approach to linguistic patterns as both emerging (i.e. constructed in response to the situational circumstances of talk-in-interaction) and emergent (i.e. constructed with regard to symbolic units as parts of socially and culturally shared knowledge).

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)
                            German (deu)
                            Swedish (swe)

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

----------------------------- Major Supporting Publishers -----------------------------
Akademie Verlag GmbH
Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cascadilla Press
Classiques Garnier
De Gruyter Mouton
Edinburgh University Press
Elsevier Ltd
Equinox Publishing Ltd
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
John Benjamins
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

--------------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ---------------------------
Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Association of Finland
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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