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Bruno G. Bara

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014113

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014113.001.0001

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Behavior Games and Conversation Games

Behavior Games and Conversation Games

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(p.93) 3 Behavior Games and Conversation Games
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Cognitive Pragmatics
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Bruno G. Bara

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014113.003.0003

In 1953, Ludwig Wittgenstein proposed his original notion of the language game, in which he argued that the entire process of using words could be seen as a kind of game. The focus on language use instead of language form has precluded an important distinction between a behavior game and conversation game. The former is based on the idea of a game as the means by which interaction is regulated, while the latter is based on the idea that a game governs the structure of conversation. This chapter examines behavior games and their structure in relation to communication, different types of behavior games (cultural games, group games, couple games), and conversation games, and considers the idea that communicative competence may be viewed in formal terms as a metalevel property which controls first-level inferences.

Keywords:   behavior games, communication, cultural games, group games, couple games, conversation games, communicative competence, Ludwig Wittgenstein, language game

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