Volume 8, Issue 1
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This paper investigates how communicating participants dialogically make and remake signs, and how they rely on the reflexivity of language in order to talk about linguistic experience of relevance to the communication situation they are currently involved in. It addresses the metalinguistic strategies and techniques participants employ in order to deal with linguistic indeterminacy, given that, as presumed by integrational linguistics, contextualization is individual and unique. By way of illustration a transcript of a lively discussion is provided in which the participants demonstrate some of these techniques with the result that they end up effectively contextualizing ‘together apart’.


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