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Title: Approaches to Studying World-Situated Language Use
Subtitle: Bridging the Language-as-Product and Language-as-Action Traditions
Edited By: John C Trueswell
Michael K Tanenhaus
URL: http://mitpress.mit.edu/promotions/books/FL20040262201496
Series Title: Learning, Development, and Conceptual Change
Description:

Recent approaches to language processing have focused either on individual
cognitive processes in producing and understanding language or on social
cognitive factors in interactive conversation. Although the cognitive and
social approaches to language processing would seem to have little
theoretical or methodological common ground, the goal of this book is to
encourage the merging of these two traditions. The contributors to this
volume hope to demonstrate that attention to both cognitive and social
approaches is important for understanding how language is processed in
natural settings.

The book opens with four review/position papers; these are followed by
shorter reports of experimental findings--"a snapshot of current work that
begins to bridge the product and action traditions." These treat linguistic
processing issues in conversational settings, the interactions of language
and nonlinguistic information from visual scenes, product approaches to
issues traditionally discussed in the action tradition, and Gricean phenomena.

Contributors:
Amit Almor, Gerry T. M. Altmann, Jennifer E. Arnold, Matthew P. Aylett,
Karl G. D. Bailey, Ellen G. Bard, Dale Barr, Holly P. Branigan, Susan E.
Brennan, Sarah Brown-Schmidt, Ellen Campana, Stephen Crain, Sylvia Gennari,
Maria Fagnano, Fernanda Ferreira, Stanka A. Fitneva, Joy Hanna, Sarah
Haywood, Yuki Kamide, Boaz Keysar, Janet F. McLean, Luisa Meroni, Martin J.
Pickering, Amy J. Schafer, Julie C. Sedivy, Shari R. Speer, Michael J.
Spivey, Matthew Stone, Michael K. Tanenhaus, John C. Trueswell, and Paul Warren.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: MIT Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0262201496
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 368
Prices: U.S. $ 85

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0262701049
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 368
Prices: U.S. $ 35