About the Book
The present edition provides a description of linguistic phenomena that determines behavior of communicative interaction. It is my belief that this can only be done by placing linguistic interaction in relation to human action and interaction, especially cooperation, in general. Therefore this edition is redesigned into three parts and further classified into nine chapters. The first part gives an account of some of the characteristics of human action, of conventions for action and interaction, and of how we, on the basis of being acting agents ourselves, come to understand through socialization the actions of other individuals. The second part deals with the various communicative activities of a sender and a receiver and the third part provides a number of applications of the framework given in first and second part. This edition would be an invaluable source of information for the academicians, researchers, as well as ordinary reders having keen interest in linguistics and behaviour science.
About the Author
C.M. Burger is a professor of Linguistics in Faculty of Arts, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam. He was the founders of psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics. His highly productive career included contributions to social and cross-cultural psychology, language education, and bilingualism. Indeed, because of the scope and influence of his work, Burger is widely considered as one of the leading scholars of linguistic behavior.