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Language and Action - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080260907, 9781483146218

Language and Action

1st Edition

A Structural Model of Behaviour

Author: David D. Clarke
Editor: Michael Argyle
eBook ISBN: 9781483146218
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1983
Page Count: 332
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International Series in Experimental Social Psychology, Volume 7: Language and Action: A Structural Model of Behaviour presents studies that tackle human action, relationship between key decisions and outcomes, and the forces that give shape to events. The book particularly focuses on the activity system of conversation. The first chapter provides an introduction to and overview of the structural model of behavior. Chapter 2 reviews several experiments concerning conversation structure. Chapter 3 covers linguistic analogy, while Chapter 4 provides an overview of the structure of discourse. The fifth chapter discusses the theories and models of conversation structure. Chapter 6 tackles the human aspects, while Chapter 7 covers the applications. The eighth chapter presents the conclusion, which includes the evaluation of methods and theoretical issues. The book will be of great interest psychologists, psychiatrists, and other scientists concerned with behavioral structure of conversation.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series

List of Illustrations

Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview

Chapter 2. Experiments

Chapter 3. The Linguistic Analogy

Chapter 4. Breaking the Code

Chapter 5. Theories and Models of Structure

Chapter 6. The Human Aspect

Chapter 7. Applications

Chapter 8. Conclusions

Appendix A Glossary

Appendix B Example Dialog - Experiments 1 and 2

Appendix C Example Dialog - Experiment 5

Appendix D Dictionary of Speech-act Categories

Appendix E Experimental Speech-act Sequences

Appendix F Key to Classroom Study


Author Index

Subject Index


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David D. Clarke

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Michael Argyle

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