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Name: Albin  Wagener
Institution: Université Catholique de l'Ouest
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State and/or Country: France   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Philosophy of Language
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Wagener A., « On Intercultural Disagreement : Interaction and Inertia », In : Pragmatics applied to Language Teaching and Learning, 256-279, Cambridge, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2009.

Wagener A., « A la rencontre de l’Autre : traces des autres », In : M.-C. Rousseau (Ed.), Mémoires, traces, récits. Vol. 2 : Représentations et Intertextualité, 149-171, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2008, 188 pages.

Wagener A., « Pour l’urgence d’un dialogue interculturel », In : Savoirs et formation, 68 : 16-18, 2008.

Wagener A., « Cercles vicieux : rôles de l’identité dans l’émergence du conflit conversationnel », In : E. Bonta, A.-G. Romedea (Ed.), Individual and Specific Signs. Paradigms of Identity in Managing Social Representations, 485-492, Bacău, Alma Mater, 2008.

Wagener A., « Cultures et désaccords en action dans la conversation », In : S. Mastacan, V. Grecu (Ed.), Croisements culturels. Langues et stratégies identitaires, 193-208, Bacău, Edusoft, 2007, 463 pages.
Courses Taught: General Linguistics
General Pragmatics
Intercultural Misunderstanding

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