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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Discursive Practice is a theory of the linguistic and socio-cultural
characteristics of recurring episodes of face-to-face interaction; episodes
that have social and cultural significance to a community of speakers. This
book examines the discursive practice approach to language-in-interaction,
explicating the consequences of grounding language use and language learning in
a view of social realities as discursively constructed, of meanings as
negotiated through interaction, of the context-bound nature of discourse, and
of discourse as social action. The book also addresses how participants’
abilities in a specific discursive practice may be learned, taught, and