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Social and Cognitive Approaches to Interpersonal Communication - Susan R. Fussell

Social and Cognitive Approaches to Interpersonal Communication

By: Susan R. Fussell (Editor), Roger J. Kreuz (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st July 1998
ISBN: 9780805822700
Number Of Pages: 312

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Historically, the social aspects of language use have been considered the domain of social psychology, while the underlying psycholinguistic mechanisms have been the purview of cognitive psychology. Recently, it has become increasingly clear that these two dimensions are highly interrelated: cognitive mechanisms underlying speech production and comprehension interact with social psychological factors, such as beliefs about one's interlocutors and politeness norms, and with the dynamics of the conversation itself, to produce shared meaning. This realization has led to an exciting body of research integrating the social and cognitive dimensions which has greatly increased our understanding of human language use.
Each chapter in this volume demonstrates how the theoretical approaches and research methods of social and cognitive psychology can be successfully interwoven to provide insight into one or more fundamental questions about the process of interpersonal communication. The topics under investigation include the nature and role of speaker intentions in the communicative process, the production and comprehension of indirect speech and figurative language, perspective-taking and conversational collaboration, and the relationships between language, cognition, culture, and social interaction. The book will be of interest to all those who study interpersonal language use: social and cognitive psychologists, theoretical and applied linguists, and communication researchers.

Contributorsp. ix
Introduction and Backgroundp. 1
Social and Cognitive Approaches to Interpersonal Communication: Introduction and Overviewp. 3
The Varieties of Intentions in Interpersonal Communicationp. 19
Communication in Standardized Research Situations: A Gricean Perspectivep. 39
Indirect Speech and Figurative Languagep. 69
Interpersonal Foundations of Conversational Indirectnessp. 71
The Use of Exaggeration in Discourse: Cognitive and Social Facetsp. 91
Figurative Language in Emotional Communicationp. 113
Perspective-Taking and Conversational Collaborationp. 143
Different Kinds of Conversational Perspective-Takingp. 145
Language Users as Problem Solvers: Just What Ambiguity Problem Do They Solve?p. 175
The Grounding Problem in Conversations with and Through Computersp. 201
Cognition, Language, and Social Interactionp. 227
Cognition, Language, and Communicationp. 229
Some Cognitive Consequences of Communicationp. 259
Author Indexp. 279
Subject Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9780805822700
ISBN-10: 0805822704
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st July 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 15.14  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1