Discerning the Relations Between Conversation and Cognition

Matthews, Ben (2009) Discerning the Relations Between Conversation and Cognition. Human Studies, 32 4: 487-502. doi:10.1007/s10746-009-9129-x

Author Matthews, Ben
Title Discerning the Relations Between Conversation and Cognition
Journal name Human Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0163-8548
Publication date 2009-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10746-009-9129-x
Volume 32
Issue 4
Start page 487
End page 502
Total pages 16
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Although hailing from cognate analytical schools, the contributors to Hedwig te Molder and Jonathan Potter’s edited volume Conversation and Cognition hold a remarkable diversity of views on the nature of “mental states” and their import for the purposes of analyzing naturally occurring interaction. I offer a critical analysis of some of the contributors’ discussions of cognition in social interaction in an effort to clarify some obstinate issues with respect to the meanings of words in our cognitive vocabulary (e.g. “thought” and “realization”) and their identification in analyses of conversation.
Keyword Conversation analysis
Discursive psychology
Human mentality
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Book Review Essay

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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