1998

Left hand column in table below indicates number of perspectives in a meeting.
For example a 6-log is a "dialogue" involving presentation of six perspectives
(possibly by six persons) acting as a **single system or pattern**. Clicking
there (left-most column) will give a **very tentative
explanation** of the nature of such a dialogue. In this particular
example, other columns for the 6-log row then indicate different ways in which
a six person interaction might be composed by **sub-systems or sub-patterns**.
For example the 6-log might effectively be two 3-perspective exchanges
(2x3-log), or three 2-perspective exchanges (3x2-log), or six 1-perspective
exchanges (6x1-log). This table does **not** cover the additive cases where
a 6 person presentation might, for example, be made up of a 2-perspective interaction
and a 4-perspective interaction. The notion of "patterns of conversation" as
an N-logue is derived from Anthony
Blake (*N-logue:
patterns of dialogue according to number*). See also *Varieties
of Dialogue Arenas and Styles*, 1992.

Varieties of Dialogue by Number |
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1x | 2x | 3x | 4x | 5x | 6x | 7x | 8x | 9x |

1-log | ||||||||

2-log | 2x(1-log) | |||||||

3-log | 3x(l-log) | |||||||

4-log | 2x(2-log) | 4x(l-log) | ||||||

5-log | 5x(1-log) | |||||||

6-log | 2x(3-log) | 3x(2-log) | 6x(1-log) | |||||

7-log | 7x(1-log) | |||||||

8-log | 2x(4-log) | 4x(2-log) | 8x(1-log) | |||||

9-log | 3x(3-log) | 9x(1-log) | ||||||

10-log | 2x(5-log) | 5x(2-log) | ||||||

11-log | ||||||||

12-log | 2x(6-log) | 3x(4-log) | 4x(3-log) | 6x(2-log) | ||||

13-log | ||||||||

14-log | 2x(7-log) | 7x(2-log) | ||||||

15-log | 3x(5-log) | 5x(3-log) | ||||||

16-log | 2x(8-log) | 4x(4-log) | 8x(2-log) | |||||

17-log | ||||||||

18-log | 2x(9-log) | 3x(6-log) | 6x(3-log) | 9x(2-log) | ||||

19-log | ||||||||

20-log | 2x(10-log) | 4x(5-log) | 5x(4-log) | |||||

21-log | 3x(7-log) | 7x(3-log) |

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