ERIC Number: EJ355400
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Publication Date: 1987
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Fallacies in the Coordinated Management of Meaning: A Philosophy of Language Critique of the Hierarchical Organization of Coherent Conversation and Related Theory.
Brenders, David A.
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v73 n3 p329-48 Aug 1987
Analyzes W. Barnett Pearce's "Coordinated Management of Meaning" theory--finding philosophical flaws and equivocations inherent in the model proposed within the theory. Argues that by making all the terms of their hierarchy conform to the notion of "episodic" communication, Pearce reintroduces basic errors about the nature of meaning. Offers tentative revisions in thinking about conversational dynamics. (NKA)
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