Publication details [#65771]

Mondada, Lorenza and Mathias Broth. 2019. Delaying moving away: Place, mobility, and the multimodal organization of activities. Journal of Pragmatics 148 : 44–70.
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Walking away in mobile vigors is an embodied use for controlling progressivity, and can be deferred or ended by co-partakers not fitting with its designed progressivity. Questions, noticings, and comments are deferring actions, that can be replied to by truly ending (aligning) or by anyhow suing along the originally drafted path (disaligning). Walking and its route unveil core traits of the progressivity of social action in interaction. The inquiry uses a big corpus of visits to diverse places and for varied aims, in French, Swedish and English.