Questions and Questioning
Source of Publication
The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction
The importance of questions in all kinds of private and public communication can hardly be overestimated. Having long been a central investigation topic in classical rhetoric and philosophy, and later in grammar and linguistics, the study of questions and questioning has gradually developed into a multidisciplinary field of inquiry, integrating pragmatics, rhetoric, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, and anthropology (and this is not an exhaustive list). Starting with some of the most significant definitions and classifications of questions within several theoretical approaches or schools of thought based on formal, functional, sequential, and/or contextual dimensions of use, this article provides an overview of the most influential research on the roles, functions, and goals of questions and answers in specific social contexts and institutional environments.
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Ilie, Cornelia, "Questions and Questioning" (2015). All Works. 2868.
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