Conversation Strategies in Institutional Dialogue

Xiaomei Yang

Abstract


We live and work in different institutional contexts and manage our institutional goals, tasks and activities through our use of language. We should realize that a given linguistic practice is specifically and specially characteristic of talk in a given setting, and that we can actively employ certain conversation strategies to orient to our institutional identities and activities. This paper investigates different levels of language use and particular strategies, aiming to help people achieve smooth and efficient communication.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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