1998
Varieties of Dialogue by Number
Experimental overview by number of perspectives represented
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Left hand column in table below indicates number of perspectives in a meeting.
For example a 6log is a "dialogue" involving presentation of six perspectives
(possibly by six persons) acting as a single system or pattern. Clicking
there (leftmost column) will give a very tentative
explanation of the nature of such a dialogue. In this particular
example, other columns for the 6log row then indicate different ways in which
a six person interaction might be composed by subsystems or subpatterns.
For example the 6log might effectively be two 3perspective exchanges
(2x3log), or three 2perspective exchanges (3x2log), or six 1perspective
exchanges (6x1log). This table does not cover the additive cases where
a 6 person presentation might, for example, be made up of a 2perspective interaction
and a 4perspective interaction. The notion of "patterns of conversation" as
an Nlogue is derived from Anthony
Blake (Nlogue:
patterns of dialogue according to number). See also Varieties
of Dialogue Arenas and Styles, 1992.
