Linguistic Dialogue

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A Linguistic Dialogue is a structured conversation characterized by the exchange of ideas and viewpoints among two or more parties.

  • Context:
    • It can range from a specific Goal-Oriented Dialog that aims to achieve a specific outcome to a more casual Chit-Chat Dialog.
    • It can be associated with a Linguistic Dialoguing Task which aims to accomplish a specific task or objective.
    • It can vary from a wide-ranging Public Dialogue involving multiple parties to a more intimate Private Dialogue between a few individuals.
    • It can (often) used as a tool to facilitate problem-solving, consensus-building, and learning in various contexts, such as education, politics, and business.
    • It can be governed by certain rules or conventions that promote mutual respect, understanding, and active participation.
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  • Example(s):
    • A Question/Answering Dialogue in which one party asks questions and the other party responds.
    • A Socratic Dialogue, a form of cooperative argumentative dialogue which aims to stimulate critical thinking and to illuminate ideas.
    • A Political Dialogue, in which representatives of different political entities or ideologies discuss issues of common concern.
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  • Counter-Example(s):
  • See: Egalitarian Dialogue, Negotiation, Conversation, Didactic.



  1. See entry on "dialogue (n)" in the Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed.