Understanding Conversation: An Intermediate Ideolinguistics Handbook of Outer Language Analysis is a free ebook written and distributed by the writer. It is published by WordPress Publishing in this 2010, early. This book discusses the very basic principle of Outer Language Analysis and it also discusses an intermediate principles of understanding conversation. Understanding Conversation is written as a response on the invitations to write a more practical guide of Ideolinguistics. This shows that Ideolinguistics is not only a Philosophy of Language, but also a principle of Language in Use.
The book contains discussions as follows:
CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION
Stream of consciousness, What is outer language?, Textures of Outer Language: Structure (Logic and Meaning), Sound (Intonation and Emphasis); What is inner language?: Fantasy, Idea, Concept.
CHAPTER II: OUTER LANGUAGE ANALYSIS
Analysis of implicative utterance [IM], Analysis of allusive utterance (AM), Analysis of Acting Speech (ASM): Request, Directive, Imperative, Representative, Interrogative, Negative.
CHAPTER III: UNDERSTANDING CONVERSATION
Registers of Conversation, Field, Field of Participant, Field of Setting, Field of Topic, Focus, Participant, Channel, Direct channel, Indirect channel, Linguistic Schemata, Linguistic Database, Triggers of Misunderstanding.
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