Perspective and Perspectivation in Discourse

Perspective and Perspectivation in Discourse

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'Perspective' and 'viewpoint' are widely used in everyday talk as well as in the specialist languages of the social, cognitive, and literary sciences. Taken from the field of visual perception and representation, these concepts have acquired a general meaning and significance, as characteristics of human cognitive processing. Since, however, this field is shared by an increasing body of disciplines, perspective terms have also acquired specific and technical meanings. A striking example is the newly introduced use of 'perspectivation' in discourse analysis. This volume on 'perspective and perspectivation' - the first of its kind - will help to fill the gap between the common understanding of perspective and the specifics of its structure and dynamics as they have been elaborated in the human sciences, mainly in psychology and linguistics. The focus is on the structure of perspectivity in cognition and language, and the dynamics of setting and taking perspectives in social interaction and in the construction and understanding of texts. Both topics are presented here in an interdisciplinary way by a group of linguists and psychologists.show more

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  • Hardback | 406 pages
  • 147.3 x 226.1 x 25.4mm | 635.04g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
  • Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588112950
  • 9781588112958

Table of contents

1. Perspective and perspectivation in discourse: An introduction (by Graumann, Carl Friedrich); 2. A. Perspectivity: Structure and functions; 3. Knowledge and perspective setting: What possible consequences on conversation do we have to expect? (by Foppa, Klaus); 4. Explicit and implicit perspectivity (by Graumann, Carl Friedrich); 5. Perspectives, implicitness and recontextualization (by Linell, Per); 6. Quaestio and L-perspectivation (by Stutterheim, Christiane von); 7. Grammaticalization of perspectivity (by Zifonun, Gisela); 8. B. Perspectivation in discourse and interaction; 9. Verbal practices of perspective grounding (by Kallmeyer, Werner); 10. Perspectivity and professional role in verbal interaction (by Keim, Inken); 11. "You can say you to yourself": Establishing perspectives with personal pronouns (by Bredel, Ursula); 12. Strategic uses of self and other perspectives (by Shethar, Alissa); 13. Irony, quotation, and other forms of staged intertextuality: Double or contrastive perspectivation in conversation (by Kotthoff, Helga); 14. C. Perspectivity: Differences and divergences; 15. Social discrimination and aggression: A matter of perspective-specific divergence? (by Otten, Sabine); 16. Perspective-related differences in interpretations of injustice in close relationships (by Mikula, Gerold); 17. Perspectivity in dialogues involving people with cerebral palsy (by Markova, Ivana); 18. Perspective-dependent attributions in court: An investigation into closing speeches with the Linguistic Category Model (by Schmid, Jeannette); 19. D. Perspectivity in reconstructive genres; 20. Point of view, narrative mode and the constitution of narrative texts (by Canisius, Peter); 21. Global and local aspects of perspectivity (by Quasthoff, Uta M.); 22. Perspectivity in reported dialogues: The contextualization of evaluative stances in reconstructing speech (by Gunthner, Susanne); 23. The role of the narrative perspective in the cognitive-cultural context (by Laszlo, Janos); 24. Author index; 25. Subject indexshow more

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