Recontextualizing Context

Recontextualizing Context : Grammaticality meets appropriateness

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In the humanities and social sciences, context is one of those terms which is frequently used and frequently referred to, but hardly made explicit. This book proposes a model for describing the multifaceted connectedness between language and language use, and between cognitive context, linguistic context, social context and sociocultural context and their underlying principles of well-formedness, grammaticality, acceptability and appropriateness. Combining a range of theoretical frameworks in linguistics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and philosophy of language, Fetzer goes beyond the unilateral conception of speech and argues for a dialogue outlook on natural-language communication based on dialogue principles and dialogue categories. The most important ones are cooperation, joint production, micro and macro communicative intentions, micro and macro validity claims, co-suppositions, dialogue-common ground and communicative genre.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 277 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 20.3mm | 521.64g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
  • Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588115100
  • 9781588115102

Table of contents

1. Acknowledgements; 2. 1. Introduction; 3. 2. Grammaticality and context; 4. 3. Context and appropriateness; 5. 4. Conclusion: Sentence grammar and dialogue grammar revisited; 6. 5. References; 7. Name index; 8. Subject indexshow more