Jonathan Ginzburg

in The Interactive Stance

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199697922
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738425 | DOI:

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This chapter considers extensions of previous topics in five directions. Firstly, it asks how to scale up the theory of two person interaction developed earlier to multiparty dialogue. Secondly, it looks at how to generalize the theory of metacommunicative interaction to cover self-repair. Next, it extends the theory to cover indirect speech acts, and looks at more generally the issue of intention recognition in dialogue. An analysis is developed of queries of the form ‘Why?’, in particular those used to request for clarification of the goals underlying an utterance. Fourthly, developmental evidence is given concerning the emergence of non sequential utterances and an account of the order of emergence is sketched. Finally, it provides an extension of the grammar to deal with quantified NPs and anaphora while attempting to satisfy the Reprise Content Hypothesis.

Keywords: multi-party dialogue; dysfluencies; conversational implicature; indirect speech acts; quantification; anaphora; acquisition of non sentential utterances

Chapter.  29078 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psycholinguistics

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