Time in Embodied Interaction

Synchronicity and sequentiality of multimodal resources

| Institut für Deutsche Sprache
| The University of Texas at Austin
ISBN 9789027201157 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027263773 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This is the first book dedicated to the study of the complexities that arise in embodied interaction from the multiplicity of time-scales on which its component processes unfold. It shows in microscopic detail how people synchronize and sequence modal resources such as talk, gaze, gesture, and object-manipulation to accomplish social actions. The studies show that each of these resources has its own temporal trajectory, affordances and restrictions, which enable and constrain the fine-grained work of bodily self-organization and interaction with others. Focusing on extended interactional time scales, some of the contributors investigate ways in which larger interactional episodes and relationships between actions are brought about and how actions build on shared interactional histories. The book makes a strong case for the use of video in the study of social interaction. It proposes an enlarged vision of Conversation Analysis that puts the body and its interactive temporalities center stage.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 293]  2018.  vi, 354 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
The body in interaction: Its multiple modalities and temporalities
Arnulf Deppermann and Jürgen Streeck
Chapter 1. Forward-looking: Where do we go with multimodal projections?
Anja Stukenbrock
Chapter 2. Suspending talk: Multimodal organization of participation and stance in Japanese
Shimako Iwasaki
Chapter 3. The temporal organization of conversation while mucking out a sheep stable
Leelo Keevallik
Chapter 4. Revisiting delayed completions: The retrospective management of co-participant action
Florence Oloff
Chapter 5. Questions on the move: The ecology of question-answer sequences in mobility settings
Lorenza Mondada
Chapter 6. Bodily shadowing: Learning to be an orchestral conductor
Chiho Sunakawa
Chapter 7. Prefiguring the future: Projections and preparations within theatrical rehearsals
Axel Schmidt
Chapter 8. Embodiment of activity progress: The temporalities of service evaluation
Sae Oshima
Chapter 9. Changes in turn-design over interactional histories – the case of instructions in driving school lessons
Arnulf Deppermann
Chapter 10. Times of rest: Temporalities of some communicative postures
Jürgen Streeck
“A rich and insightful collection of studies that explore the interdependencies of bodily action and talk and powerfully demonstrate how ‘multimodal’ interaction enables the collaborative production of a broad range of everyday activities.”
“Each chapter of this fascinating collection shows how we delicately coordinate and make sense of each others' talk as it is embedded in physical movements, postures, and the material environment. This collection of papers moves our field forward one giant step towards comprehending the rich role of the body in the orderliness of human encounters.”
“The volume is consistently well-written and beautifully presented, with a large number of screenshots in colour in every chapter. The introductory chapter by the editors [...] presents a very clear case for the need for the analytic focus it proposes and helpfully situates the chapters against the background of existing research. All the relevant points from across the volume are accounted for and presented within a broader discussion of the literature and the field. This helps the reader fill in the gaps while reading the individual chapters.”
“This volume is a testament to the breadth and depth of the two editors’ foundational work on the study of embodied interaction and will undoubtedly provide a valuable reference for researchers who are interested in the fields of CA and multimodal discourse studies.”
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018016332 | Marc record