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Dialogue [electronic resource] : the mixed game / by Edda Weigand.

By: Weigand, Edda.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Dialogue studies: Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., c2010Description: 1 online resource (304 p.).ISBN: 9789027287465 (electronic bk.); 9027287465 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Dialogue analysis | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- SemanticsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Dialogue.DDC classification: 401/.43 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Dialogue -- The Mixed Game; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Dedication page; Table of contents; Preface; Introduction: The simple and the complex; I. Rethinking theory: Patterns and beyond; 1. The state of the art; 2. The turning point in theorizing: Starting from the integrated whole; II. The Theory of Dialogic Action Games or the Mixed Game Model; 1. Premises about the object: From human affairs to language; 2. The methodology: Principles of Probability; 3. To sum up: The mixed game of human competence-in-performance; III. Minimal action games or the issue of a speech act taxonomy.
Summary: The 'Mixed Game Model' represents a holistic theory of dialogue which starts from human beings' competence-in-performance and describes how language is integrated in a general theory of human action and behaviour. Human beings are able to adapt to changing conditions and to pursue their interests by the integrated use of various communicative means, mainly verbal, perceptual and cognitive. The core unit is the dialogic action game or 'the mixed game' with human beings at the centre acting and reacting in cultural surroundings. The key to opening up the complex whole is human beings' nature. Th.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-287) and index.

Dialogue -- The Mixed Game; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Dedication page; Table of contents; Preface; Introduction: The simple and the complex; I. Rethinking theory: Patterns and beyond; 1. The state of the art; 2. The turning point in theorizing: Starting from the integrated whole; II. The Theory of Dialogic Action Games or the Mixed Game Model; 1. Premises about the object: From human affairs to language; 2. The methodology: Principles of Probability; 3. To sum up: The mixed game of human competence-in-performance; III. Minimal action games or the issue of a speech act taxonomy.

The 'Mixed Game Model' represents a holistic theory of dialogue which starts from human beings' competence-in-performance and describes how language is integrated in a general theory of human action and behaviour. Human beings are able to adapt to changing conditions and to pursue their interests by the integrated use of various communicative means, mainly verbal, perceptual and cognitive. The core unit is the dialogic action game or 'the mixed game' with human beings at the centre acting and reacting in cultural surroundings. The key to opening up the complex whole is human beings' nature. Th.

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