Common ground management in Roman tragic dialogues

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The paper intends to study the management of Common Ground (CG) in the dialogues of Roman tragedies. It focuses on dialogues in which the speakers cannot understand each other and explores the role which CG plays in communications fraught with such difficulties. Corpus for this case study is taken from tragic dialogues, as tragedy deals with difficulties which mostly do not get resolved, with contrasts which cannot be agreed upon: this literary genre convention is a promising source of examples for a research focussing on problems in handling communications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLinguisticae Dissertationes. Current Perspectives on Latin Grammar, Lexicon and Pragmatics Selected Papers from the 20th International Colloquium on Latin Linguistics (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, June 17-21, 2019)
EditorsA. M. Martín Rodríguez
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Common Ground (CG) Theory
  • Pragmatics
  • Roman Tragedy


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