By François Cooren
What occurs while humans speak or discussion with one another? this can be the daunting query that this booklet proposes to handle through ranging from a debatable speculation: What if human interactants weren't the one ones to be thought of, paraphrasing Austin (1962), as “doing issues with words”? that's, what if different “things” may be granted the prestige of brokers in a dialogical scenario? motion and corporation in discussion: ardour, incarnation, and ventriloquism proposes to discover this detailed speculation through mobilizing metaphorically the thought of ventriloquism. based on this ventriloqual standpoint, interactions are by no means only neighborhood, yet dislocal, that's, they regularly mobilize figures (collectives, rules, values, feelings, etc.) that incarnate themselves in people’s discussions. This hugely unique publication, which develops the analytical, functional and moral dimensions of this sort of theoretical positioning, can be of curiosity to communique students, linguists, sociologists, dialog analysts, administration and organizational students, in addition to philosophers attracted to language, motion and ethics.
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Extra resources for Action and Agency in Dialogue: Passion, incarnation and ventriloquism (Dialogue Studies)
Intention comes from the Latin word intendere, which means to tend (tendere) toward (in-) something. If I tend toward fulfilling a specific outcome and if this outcome obtains, I will first tend to appropriate this outcome and then possibly all the actions that led to it. This explains why philosophers and scholars in general have always been tempted by reducing actions to intentional actions (Searle 1969, 1979, 1983). For them, a true action is an action that is aimed for by the person who performed it.
1234). In this book, the term text will however be used to refer to both written and oral texts. 29 30 Action and Agency in Dialogue text thus functions as a de-authored text to the extent that any trace of authorship has been erased from the document (see also Yates 1993). One could therefore contend that this text has been precisely designed to be regarded as an agent acting for a principal. , Carole and, through her, Médecins sans frontières), but as any agent, it does something even if it acts in the name or on behalf of Carole and MSF.
As mentioned previously, texts, signs, marks, and interactions tend to come in typified or ideal “packages,” “ensembles,” or “configurations” that not only define their “normal” or “usual” conditions of production, but also make the reconstruction of contexts possible. But such packages can always be perverted, violated, embezzled, contaminated, imitated, redefined precisely because of this logic of iterability, which makes the reconstruction always fallible and any performance impure. What was presented above as a logic of addition or assemblage (which is also a logic of subtraction and deconstruction) thus functions not only in terms of time (for another next first time), but also in terms of space (what comes with).
Action and Agency in Dialogue: Passion, incarnation and ventriloquism (Dialogue Studies) by François Cooren