Title

Questions and Questioning

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Cornelia Ilie

Document Type

Book

Source of Publication

The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction

Publication Date

4-27-2015

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Wiley

Last Page

15

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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