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Chapter 6: Scripts and Dispositions
Scripts and Dispositions
One of the types of shared knowledge mentioned in Chapter 5 is the notion of ‘what we all know’. This can include all kinds of things, ranging from fundamental notions of how the world works, to more local kinds of knowledge about routine and familiar events and places. For example, the following is an extract from a counselling session in which Mary and Jeff are talking to the counsellor about their marital problems. Mary is recounting how she and Jeff had an argument after she went out one Friday night, while Jeff was at work.
There are various references in this extract which depend for their sense on cultural knowledge, like all discourse does. These include what kind of activity ...