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Journal Title: Language and Dialogue
Volume/Issue:   2/2
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iv, 145 pp.

Preface
Edda Weigand
191–192

Articles

Remembering for narration and autobiographical memory
Neal R. Norrick
193–215

A speaker-oriented multidimensional approach to risks and causes of miscommunication
Arto Mustajoki
216–243

An exercise in the theory of conversational resources
Răzvan Săftoiu
244–261

Poetic dialogue analysis of Chinese–English poetry translation
Jianzhong Xu and Chengxia Chang
262–282

Discussion Article

Is there anyone out there who really is interested in the speaker?
Istvan Kecskes
283–297

Book Reviews

Sell, Roger. 2011. Communicational Criticism — Studies in literature as dialogue.
Reviewed by Johan Isaac Siebers
299–305

Dumitrescu, Domniţa. 2011. Aspects of Spanish Pragmatics.
Reviewed by Răzvan Săftoiu
306–312

Kádár, Dániel Z. and Mills, Sara (eds). 2011. Politeness in East Asia.
Reviewed by Swati Gupta
313–316

Liu, Junping. 2009. A General History of Western Translation Theory (in Chinese).
Reviewed by Jianzhong Xu
317–320

Book Notices

Kertész, András and Kosi, Csilla R. 2012. Data and Evidence in Linguistics: A plausible argumentation model
Reviewed by Jonathan Herberg
321–323

Gottlieb, Nanette. 2012. Language Policy in Japan. The challenges of change.
Reviewed by Marion Grein
324–325

Note

Dialogue Analysis: Literature as dialogue: Report on the 14th conference of the International Association for Dialogue Analysis, Turku, Finland 2012
Adam Borch
327–335
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Translation
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
English
Japanese
Spanish
Chinese, Old
 
LL Issue: 23.3610