Context and Appropriateness: Micro Meets Macro

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Anita Fetzer
John Benjamins Publishing, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 265 pages
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This book departs from the premise that context and appropriateness represent complex relational configurations which can no longer be conceived as analytic primes but rather require the accommodation of micro and macro perspectives to capture their inherent dynamism. The edited volume presents a collection of papers which examine the connectedness between context and appropriateness from interdisciplinary perspectives. The papers use different theoretical frameworks, such as situation theory, speech act theory, cognitive pragmatics, sociopragmatics, discourse analysis, argumentation theory and functional linguistics. They reflect current moves in pragmatics and discourse analysis to cross disciplinary and methodological boundaries by integrating relevant premises and insights, in particular cognition, negotiation of meaning, sequentiality, recipient design and genre.
 

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Contents

Context contexts and appropriateness
3
Bridging problems between context and appropriateness
22
Bridging problems between micro and macro
24
A theoretical issue
55
An adaptive view
79
Indexing appropriateness in dialogue
115
The appropriateness of questions
147
Context appropriateness and interaction
203
Contextual
235
Index
261
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