Communicative Analysis of Dialogical Interaction

Methodology of Research




methodology, communication, dialogue, power, influence


Dialogue studies suggest keys to understanding communicative behavior. The purpose of this article is to put forth a more complex and comprehensive approach to the analysis of interaction that incorporates quantitative metrics to reveal its entire communicative depth. The methods of discourse-analysis, initiative-response analysis, a theory of speech acts, conversational, cognitive, stylistic, statistical analyses as well as descriptive and interpretative methods have been united in one system to interpret the procedure and results of the cooperative and conflict dialogues chosen as an example. The integrated methodology produces a broader investigative view of communication, also because it allows measuring the level of dominance of interlocutors and explaining it in terms of power relations. In this way, it contributes to a better understanding of the multifaceted nature of dialogue without any characteristics to be underestimated. The methodology is an open system and is suggested as a sample of dialogical communication research.

Author Biographies

Oleksii Borysov, T. H. Shevchenko National University “Chernihivskyi Kolehium”, Ukraine

Oleksii Borysov is a Doctor of Sciences (Linguistics), an Associate Professor and Head of the Germanic Philology Department of the Philological Faculty at T. H. Shevchenko National University “Chernihiv Colehium”, Chernihiv, Ukraine. He has successfully participated in the Erasmus+ project “European Antitotalitarian Practices” (2018–2021). In 2022, as a co-author, he published the textbook “The Syntax of Present-day English: Theoretical and Practical Aspects”.

Olena Vasylieva, T. H. Shevchenko National University “Chernihivskyi Kolehium”

Olena Vasylieva has a PhD in Linguistics and is an Associate Professor of Germanic Philology Department of the Philological Faculty at T.H. Shevchenko National University “Chernihiv Colehium”, Chernihiv, Ukraine. Her research has been devoted to conceptual and language pictures of the world represented in national languages and discourse. She is mainly interested in conceptual semantics and translation as a means of international communication.


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How to Cite

Borysov, O., & Vasylieva, O. . (2022). Communicative Analysis of Dialogical Interaction: Methodology of Research. Central European Journal of Communication, 15(2(31), 286-303.



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