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Journal Title: Interaction Studies
Volume/Issue:   14/2
Issue Title: Asymmetry and adaptation in social interaction; A micro-analytic perspective
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. xii, 178 pp.

Table of Contents

Asymmetry and adaptation in social interaction: A micro-analytic perspective
Iris Nomikou, Karola Pitsch and Katharina J. Rohlfing vii – xii

Withholding and pursuit in the development of skills in interaction and language
Anna Filipi 139 – 159

Sequence organization and timing of bonobo mother-infant interactions
Federico Rossano 160 – 189

Mutual adaptation in parent-child interaction: Learning how to produce questions and answers
Michael A. Forrester 190 – 211

Handling power-asymmetry in interactions with infants: A comparative socio-cultural perspective
Carolin Demuth 212 – 239

Educating attention: Recruiting, maintaining, and framing eye contact in early natural mother–infant interactions
Iris Nomikou, Katharina J. Rohlfing and Joanna Szufnarowska 240 – 267

Robot feedback shapes the tutor’s presentation: How a robot’s online gaze strategies lead to micro-adaptation of the human’s conduct
Karola Pitsch, Anna-Lisa Vollmer and Manuel Mühlig 268 – 296

Where the action is: A conversation analytic perspective on interaction between a humanoid robot, a co-present adult and a child with an ASD
Paul Dickerson, Ben Robins and Kerstin Dautenhahn 297 – 316
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
 
LL Issue: 24.3211