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

Edda Weigand


Remembering for narration and autobiographical memory
Neal R. Norrick

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

An exercise in the theory of conversational resources
Răzvan Săftoiu

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

Discussion Article

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

Book Reviews

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

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

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

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

Book Notices

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

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


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