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This chapter brings together the insights of several linguists, logicians, computer scientists and philosophers that have studied the flow of information in language use and, specifically, dialogue. These insights are summarized in terms of three principles of information flow: (1) Information flow = context change, (2) Information flow is context-dependent and (3) Effective information flow is a cooperative endeavour. Each of these principles is discussed using examples from both naturally-occurring and scripted dialogues.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Copyright Holders:||2011 Taylor & Francis|
|Keywords:||information; dialogue; semantics; meaning|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)|
|Depositing User:||Paul Piwek|
|Date Deposited:||10 Jan 2012 09:59|
|Last Modified:||05 Aug 2016 06:31|
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