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Re: [xmca] Events: Assistance requested

We use the term events in analyzing interactions from a pragmatic
perspective. Communicative events are small episodes generating
something in the course of the interaction... (in my perspective). Or
interactional context giving sense to speech acts... (in another
tradition)... The definition of communicative events is fuzzy, but at
least they exist in applied pragmatics.
Hope it helps,

2013/2/13 Lois Holzman <lholzman@eastsideinstitute.org>:
> Mike,
> I don't know of any intellectual traditions here but at least some people who go into event planning/special events often have a theatre management or theatre production background.  In small organizations, the position is often tied to development (fundraising) and/or public relations/communication. It's a highly stressful, complex job that requires good "relationship-building" and "communication skills" (I've helped a few people obtain these positions).
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> On Feb 12, 2013, at 6:57 PM, mike cole <lchcmike@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ah! Well, I started to send this note to all of you, then decided to send
>> to daughter, but ended up sending to all of you after all, so here is the
>> problem. Delete if this is an intrusion on your time.
>> I am teaching a class where students are interest in an activity called
>> "event planning" for which people are sometime paid enough to make a
>> living. The difficulty is that the students do not
>> appear to have been taught anything they can remember about
>> events and this is a senior class. So I am doing some digging with them,
>> and now with you.
>> The dictionary is of limited use:
>> * *
>> *a. * Something that takes place; an occurrence.
>> *b. * A significant occurrence or happening. See Synonyms at
>> occurrence<http://www.thefreedictionary.com/occurrence>
>> .
>> *c. * A social gathering or activity.
>> A philosophical dictionary lays out the problem territory in greater
>> detail: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/events/#EveVsObj
>> For events of type c, which the students are most concerned with of course,
>> my thought was to turn to the work of Turner, Goffman..... but I cannot use
>> an entire book.
>> I would appreciate suggestions for sources that would help me and my
>> students to think about events, especially as they relate
>> to a process called communication.
>> mike
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