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Rethinking Language, Mind and World Dialogically: Interactional and contextual theories of human sense-making
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2009 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A volume in Advances in Cultural PsychologySeries Editor: Jaan Valsiner, Clark University"This is a remarkable and highly original work on dialogism, dialogical theories and dialogue. With his erudite and broadly based scholarship PerLinell makes a path-breaking contribution to the study of the human mind, presenting a novel alternative to traditional monologism and exploring thedynamics of sense-making in different forms of interaction and communicative projects. Although Per Linell discusses complex dialogical concepts, the text is written with exceptional clarity, taking the reader through critique as well as appreciation of great intellectual traditions of our time."(Professor Ivana Markov, University of Stirling, U.K.)"Per Linells Rethinking Language, Mind And World Dialogically represents a landmark in the development ofa transdisciplinary dialogically basedparadigm for the human sciences. The author?'s lucid analysis and constructive rethinking ranges all the way from integrating explanations ofsignificant empirical contributions across the entire range of human sciences dealing with language, thought and communication to foundational, epistemological and ontological issues."(Professor Ragnar Rommetveit, University of Oslo, Norway)Per Linell took his degree in linguistics and is currently professor of language and culture, with a specialisation on communication and spokeninteraction, at the University of Link ping, Sweden. He has been instrumental in building up an internationally renowned interdisciplinary graduateschool in communication studies in Link ping. He has worked for many years on developing a dialogical alternative to mainstream theories inlinguistics, psychology and social sciences. His production comprises more than 100 articles on dialogue, talk-in-interaction and institutionaldiscourse. His more recent books include Approaching Dialogue (1998), The Written Language Bias in Linguistics (2005) and Dialogue in FocusGroups (2007, with I. Markov, M. Grossen and A. Salazar Orvig).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing , 2009, 1. , 482 p.
, Advances in Cultural Psychology
Keyword [en]
dialogue, dialogicality, mind, language, interaction, context, development
National Category
Psychology Philosophy General Language Studies and Linguistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-65498ISBN: 978-1-59311-995-9ISBN: 1-593-119-95-XOAI: diva2:395993
Swedish Research Council, 421-2004-1087
Available from: 2011-02-08 Created: 2011-02-08 Last updated: 2013-05-16Bibliographically approved

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