Dialogue Paragraphs
  • Robert E. Longacre
Part of the Topics in Language and Linguistics book series (TLLI)


In a sense this chapter begins where the previous chapter leaves off. The preceding chapter treats of quotation and awareness paragraphs towards its end. This chapter treats of interactional units—especially dialogue paragraphs which are combinations of such who-said-what-to-whom units. Indeed, without the analysis of such speech sequences the analysis of most stories would be quite incomplete.


Surface Structure Notional Structure Complex Dialogue Nonverbal Activity Alternative Sentence 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Longacre
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  1. 1.Summer Institute of LinguisticsDallasUSA
  2. 2.University of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

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