Is alignment always the result of automatic priming?

Robert M. Krauss, Jennifer S. Pardo

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Pickering & Garrod's (P&G's) mechanistic theory of dialogue attempts to detail the psychological processes involved in communication that are lacking in Clark's theory. By relying on automatic priming and alignment processes, however, the theory falters when it comes to explaining much of dialogic interaction. We argue for the inclusion of less automatic, though not completely conscious and deliberate, processes to explain such phenomena.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-204
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2004


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