Publication details [#63885]

Mondada, Lorenza and Elwys De Stefani. 2018. Encounters in Public Space: How Acquainted Versus Unacquainted Persons Establish Social and Spatial Arrangements. Research on Language & Social Interaction 51 (3) : 248–270.
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This conversation analytic study explores how people enter into interactions in public space by inquiring casual meetings began either by strangers or acquaintances and how these two groups effect social and spatial arrangements. Data are in French and Italian with English translations.