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Conversation and Dialogue

  • By: Susan E. Brennan
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Conversation is a joint activity in which two or more participants use linguistic forms and nonverbal signals to communicate interactively. Dialogues are conversations between two participants (although the terms dialogue and conversation are often used interchangeably). Face-to-face ...