Chapter published in:Enabling Human Conduct: Studies of talk-in-interaction in honor of Emanuel A. Schegloff
Edited by Geoffrey Raymond, Gene H. Lerner and John Heritage
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 273] 2017
► pp. 299–313
On the practical re-intentionalization of body behavior
Action pivots in the progressive realization of embodied conduct
Body behavior can be both observable and recognizable as realizing a particular action in interaction with others. In addition, participants have a range of ways to conspicuously adjust their actions to coordinate or synchronize their actions with others. For instance, there are methods to suspend or abandon handing off an object to another and methods to suspend or abandon pointing at an object in preparing to request it. In addition to such conspicuous action adjustments, participants sometimes employ more or less covert methods of suspension and abandonment that seem to be aimed at pivoting from the originally begun action into another action so that the ensuing action appears to be what they were doing all along. These are, in effect, practices aimed at re-intentionalizing action in interaction.
Keywords: Instrumental Action, Embodiment, Covert Action, Body Trouble, Adjusting Action, Gesture, Repair, Turn Construction
Published online: 24 May 2017
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