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The Contextualization Of Language (Pragmatics And Beyond New Series) Peter Auer

The Contextualization Of Language (Pragmatics And Beyond New Series)

Peter Auer

Published June 11th 1992
ISBN : 9781556192906
Hardcover
416 pages
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This volume suggests a novel treatment of context in the analysis of everyday interaction. On a theoretical level, it advocates a switch of focus from context as a preestablished, monolithic category which constringes co-participants verbal andMoreThis volume suggests a novel treatment of context in the analysis of everyday interaction. On a theoretical level, it advocates a switch of focus from context as a preestablished, monolithic category which constringes co-participants verbal and nonverbal behaviour, to an active notion of contextualization in order to make oneself understood, participants have to establish and maintain those shared contextual frames which in turn are relevant to the local interpretation of their verbal and nonverbal activities. On an empirical level, the volume contains exemplary analyses that show how participants employ contextualization cues of prosodic (rhythm, intonation, tempo, etc.) or nonverbal (gaze, gesture, etc.) nature in order to achieve context.The volume is also an appraisal of the theory of contextualization developed by John Gumperz. In their contributions, researchers from various schools of research, such as conversation analysis, micro-ethnography, phonetics/phonology and metapragmatics, relate their work to this theory.