The Resource Discursive acts: : language, signs, and selves, Robert S. Perinbanayagam, (ebook)

Discursive acts: : language, signs, and selves, Robert S. Perinbanayagam, (ebook)

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Discursive acts: : language, signs, and selves
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Discursive acts:
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language, signs, and selves
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Robert S. Perinbanayagam
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eng
Summary
Language, Signs and Selves applies conversational analysis to the discourse of everyday life and its roles in social behavior. The explanation offered of the complex elements and processes of language use is theoretically and empirically grounded, synthesizing European post structuralist theory and semiotics with American pragmatist currents. This book parallels work done under other rubrics sociolinguistics, conversation and discourse analysis, and ethnomethodology. This work, however, presents the same matter from a different standpoint. While enthnomethodology and sociolinguistics focus on certain formal properties of conversations, they have pursued the quest for these properties with great methodological rigor, while avoiding questions about intentions. In their work, as in that of many structuralists, discourse has become depersonalized, with the linguistic form itself becoming an independent entity sealed from the world of selves, interaction, conflict, and suffering. Perinbanayagam's interest is in displaying the dialogic properties of such discourses, conceiving each element in them as pragmatic and directed. In many ways Language, Signs and Selves is an enlargement and exemplification of themes discussed in the analysis of language, interactions, and social relationships. The author takes dialogue to be the central event of human being and doing and argues that it is the defining principle of all actions and interactions. Drawing from a variety of sources, he seeks to construct a theory of interaction between humans that is dialectical in all senses of the word; that is to say, a theory concerned with dialects and double processes, as well as with speaking and the logic of relational processes
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Midwest
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1934-
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Perinbanayagam, R. S.
Dewey number
401.41
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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1934-
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  • Perinbanayagam, R. S.
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  • Discourse analysis
  • Dialogue
  • Conversation
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adult
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Discursive acts: : language, signs, and selves, Robert S. Perinbanayagam, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781412843539
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MWT11647345
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11647345
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Discursive acts: : language, signs, and selves, Robert S. Perinbanayagam, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781412843539
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11647345
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11647345
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MWT11647345
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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