Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Mutualities in Dialogue

Mutualities in Dialogue

$45.99 (C)

C. F. Graumann, D. W. Ploog, M. Papousek, H. G. Wallbott, J. J. Gumperz, R. M. Krauss. S. R. Fussell,Y. Chen, K. Foppa, P. Linell, H. Grimm, S. Collins, I. Markova, R. Farr,R. Rommetveit
View all contributors
  • Date Published: January 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521499415

$ 45.99 (C)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Dialogue has developed from more primitive forms of communication during evolution. In Mutualities in Dialogue, "dialogue" refers to face-to-face interaction between two or more individuals using a system of signs. It asks the question "What is it that we share in the course of a dialogue?", arguing that mutualities of language, culture and some interpersonal information are prerequisite for effective communication. Even in instances of noncooperation or of asymmetrical dialogue elementary commonalities must be present.

    • Psychologists, linguists, primatologists and communications scholars examine basis for effective communication in ordinary situations
    • Focuses on individuals actually in dialogue, including nonverbal situations eg mother and baby
    • Draws on a range of theoretical approaches to make case for role of mutualities in dialogue
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521499415
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 12 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Commonality, mutuality, reciprocity: a conceptual introduction C. F. Graumann
    Part I. Mutualities in Preverbal and Nonverbal Communication:
    2. Mutuality and dialogue in non-human primate communication D. W. Ploog
    3. Origins of reciprocity and mutuality in prelinguistic parent-infant 'dialogues' M. Papousek
    4. Congruence, contagion, and motor mimicry: mutualities in nonverbal exchange H. G. Wallbott
    Part II. Establishing and Maintinaing Mutuality:
    5. Mutual inferencing in conversation J. J. Gumperz
    6. Coordination of perspective in dialogue: intrapersonal and interpersonal processes R. M. Krauss. S. R. Fussell and Y. Chen
    Part III. Problems of Mutuality and Understanding:
    7. On mutual understanding and agreement in dialogues K. Foppa
    8. Troubles with mutualities: toward a dialogical theory of misunderstanding and miscommunication P. Linell
    Part IV. Dialogues with Speech-Impaired Partners:
    9. Mother-child dialogues: a comparison of preschool children with and without specific language impairment H. Grimm
    10. Complementarity in the construction of a problematic utterance in conversation S. Collins and I. Markova
    11. The communicative act: an epilogue to mutualities in dialogue R. Farr and R. Rommetveit.

  • Editors

    Ivana Markova, University of Stirling

    Carl F. Graumann, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany

    Klaus Foppa, Unitobler, Switzerland


    C. F. Graumann, D. W. Ploog, M. Papousek, H. G. Wallbott, J. J. Gumperz, R. M. Krauss. S. R. Fussell,Y. Chen, K. Foppa, P. Linell, H. Grimm, S. Collins, I. Markova, R. Farr,R. Rommetveit

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.