Integrationist reflections on the place of dialogue in our communicational universe: laying the ghost of segregationism?

JONES, Peter (2018). Integrationist reflections on the place of dialogue in our communicational universe: laying the ghost of segregationism? Language and Dialogue, 8 (1).

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Abstract

Roy Harris identifies the “main flaw” in J L Austin's account of language as a “failure to consider to what extent being able to ‘do things with words’ is parasitic on being able to do things without them”. Harris's comment here serves as a springboard for a critical evaluation of communicational theories based around “talk-in-interaction” or dialogic principles. The primacy thereby given to linguistic interaction arguably entails a mystification of communication processes and the dis-integration of the social world into which our communicational experiences are intervowen. Consequently, the ghost of segregationism, in the shape of Harris’s “fallacy of verbalism”, continues to haunt, at times faintly, at times aggressively, the assumptions and methodologies of the approaches in question.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Humanities Research Centre
Departments: Development and Society > Humanities
Depositing User: Peter Jones
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2018 14:38
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2018 09:44
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18134

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