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Embodied Interaction Language and Body in the Material World

ISBN-10: 1107630428

ISBN-13: 9781107630420

Edition: 2014

Authors: J�rgen Streeck, Charles Goodwin, Curtis LeBaron

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How do people organize their body movement and talk when they interact with one another in the material world? How do they coordinate linguistic structures with bodily resources (such as gaze and gesture) to bring about coherent and intelligible courses of action? How are physical settings, artifacts, technologies, and non-linguistic sign-systems implicated in social interaction and shared cognition? This volume brings together advanced work by leading international scholars who share video-based research methods that integrate semiotic, linguistic, sociological, anthropological, and cognitive science perspectives with detailed, microanalytic observations. Collectively they provide a coherent framework for analyzing the production of meaning and the organization of social interaction in the complex and heterogeneous settings that are characteristic of modern life: ranging from ordinary and bilingual conversation to family interaction, and from daycare centers to work settings such as airplanes, clinics, and architects' offices, and to activities such as auctions and musical performances. Several chapters investigate how participants with communicative impairments (aphasia, blindness, deafness) creatively build meaning with others. Embodied Interaction is indispensable for anyone interested in the study of language and social interaction. This volume will be a point of reference for future research on multimodality in human communication and action.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/2/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 326
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Curtis LeBaron is an Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership and Strategy at Brigham Young University. He teaches graduate and executive education courses on leadership, human resources, and qualitative research methods. LeBaron conducts video-based research on behavior within organizational settings, focusing on topics such as interaction and identity, knowledge and innovation, and organizational strategy as practice. His research has been recognized by the National Institute of Health (Bethesda) and the National Communication Association (LSI division). Funding for research has come from a variety of sources, including the National Science Foundation, a Warren Jones Fellowship (Marriott School of Management), and an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship (EU). He has published in journals such as Journal of Communication, Research on Language and Social Interaction, Human Studies, Cognition and Instruction, and Computer Supported Collaborative Work. He is also the editor of Studies in Language and Social Interaction (with Phillip Glenn and Jenny Mandelbaum).