Language in Action: Psychological Models of Conversation - International Series in Social Psychology (Hardback)
  • Language in Action: Psychological Models of Conversation - International Series in Social Psychology (Hardback)
zoom

Language in Action: Psychological Models of Conversation - International Series in Social Psychology (Hardback)

(author)
£98.99
Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 30/01/2003
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Face-to-face conversation between two or more people is a universal form, and perhaps the basic form, of social interaction. It is the primary site of social interaction in all cultures and the place where social and cultural meaning takes shape. Face-to-face conversation between children and parents can also be an important context for social and cognitive development. Given the universality, frequency and importance of conversation in social life, a psychological model of conversation is required for an understanding of the central issues in social and developmental psychology. This book provides such a model.
Language in Action presents a critical examination of four models of conversation: the Code model based on Chomsky's linguistic views; the Speech Act model of Austin and Searle; the Inferential model of Grice, and the Conversation Analytic model of Sacks and Schegloff. It also considers the Brown and Levinson model of politeness in conversation. Using many examples from natural talk and drawing on the positive aspects of the reviewed models, Turnbull proposes a new Social Pragmatic model of conversation as social interaction. He also describes the research paradigm of Social Pragmatics that experimental psychologists can use to study conversation. This book will be invaluable for advanced students in psychology, sociology, language and linguistics and communication. It will also make fascinating and lively reading for anyone wanting a greater understanding of this fundamental form of social interaction.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415198677
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 24 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Added to basket
Notes on Nationalism
Added to basket
The Language of Kindness
Added to basket
The Idiot Brain
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The 4 Pillar Plan
Added to basket
Talking with Female Serial Killers
Added to basket
The Body Keeps the Score
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Man's Search For Meaning
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Battle Scars
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
The Examined Life
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Lonely City
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Descent of Man
Added to basket
The Science of Meditation
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Outliers
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Why Buddhism is True
Added to basket
The Organized Mind
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.