Suggested reading: Sara Cigada (2006), "Connectif et relation entre locuteurs",in: Syndesmoi, Connettivi nella realtà dei testi, ed. G. Gobber, M.C. Gatti and S. Cigada, Milano: Vita e Pensiero, 97-173.
Sara Cigada offers an intriguing account on how the most important "habit change" allowed by communication is on the relationship between the interlocutors.
After a very detailed review of those approaches dealing with the topic of relationship and communication, the author proposes some theoretical notions (subjectivité et relation, common ground, connectif, intérêt et thématisation, implication et changement) through which she analyses a corpus of texts related to the foundations of Europe after the Second World War.
I 'discovered' and appreciated this text while looking at the relation between conflict, communication, and relationship. A very interesting reading that I warmly suggest.
Name: Sara Greco Morasso
I am currently a visiting researcher at University of Surrey. From Sept 2010 to Feb 2011 I was Affiliate academic at the University College London (UK), Migration Research Unit.
I am an international migrant myself.
My previous position was at USI-University of Lugano, Institute of linguistics and semiotics, where I was a post-doc researcher with research and teaching commitments. I was also a lecturer at the University of Neuchâtel (IPE).
I was the Program coordinator of the doctoral program Argupolis (www.argupolis.net) from its opening (Jan 2009) to August 2010. From 2004 to 2008 I was the national project coordinator of ARGUMENTUM www.argumentum.ch