Chapter published in:Mobilizing Others: Grammar and lexis within larger activities
Edited by Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm, Emma Betz and Peter Golato
[Studies in Language and Social Interaction 33] 2020
► pp. 1–18
“Mobilizing others” takes a holistic perspective on the practices that we use to get others to act with, and for, us. This introduction reviews recent conceptual developments, notably ‘recruitment’ (Section 1), and then opens up new territory by arguing for a more explicit focus on ‘activity’ in describing how mobilizing moves are accountably produced and understood. After summarizing existing research on ‘activity’ (2) we highlight how embodiment and temporality figure crucially in interactants’ use of grammatical, vocal, and embodied resources to reflexively organize larger courses of action (3). Focusing on ‘situation design’ captures the importance of the overall activity for the design, placement, and understanding of mobilizing turns, and makes visible implicit layers of organization which relevantly shape local conduct.
Published online: 13 May 2020
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