Dialogue and Cognition

  • Teun A. Van Dijk
Part of the Synthese Language Library book series (SLAP, volume 18)


Dialogues are verbal interaction sequences performed among language users. In order to be able to adequately accomplish their respective actions which constitute a dialogue, these language users must ‘go through’ a number of highly complex cognitive processes. It is the aim of this paper to briefly discuss some of the properties of the processes and representations involved in the cognitive management of dialogues.


Episodic Memory Language User World Knowledge Global Plan Discourse Production 
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Notes and References

  1. Roy O. Freedle (ed.), Discourse Production and Comprehension (Norwood, N.J.: Ablex, 1977).Google Scholar
  2. Marcel Just & Partricia Carpenter (eds.), Cognitive Processes in Comprehension (Hillsdale, N.J.: Erlbaum, 1977).Google Scholar
  3. Roger Schank & Robert Abelson, Scripts, Plans, Goals and Understanding (Hillsdale, N.J.: Erlbaum, 1977).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Teun A. Van Dijk
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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