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The role of action in verbal communication and shared reality

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 June 2013

Gerald Echterhoff*
Social Psychology Group, Department of Psychology, University of Münster, D-48149 Münster, Germany. g.echterhoff@uni-muenster.de


In examining the utility of the action view advanced in the Pickering & Garrod (P&G) target article, I first consider its contribution to the analysis of language vis-à-vis earlier language-as-action approaches. Second, I assess the relation between coordinated joint action, which serves as a blueprint for dialogue coordination, and the experience of shared reality, a key concomitant and product of interpersonal communication.

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