LINGUIST List 25.3964

Thu Oct 09 2014

Books: Multiactivity in Social Interaction: Haddington, Keisanen, Mondada, Nevile (eds.)

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Date: 02-Oct-2014
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Subject: Multiactivity in Social Interaction: Haddington, Keisanen, Mondada, Nevile (eds.)
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Title: Multiactivity in Social Interaction
Subtitle: Beyond multitasking
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins

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Editor: Pentti O Haddington
Editor: Tiina Keisanen
Editor: Lorenza Mondada
Editor: Maurice Nevile
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027269805 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027269805 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027269805 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027212146 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027212146 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027212146 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70

Doing more than one thing at the same time – a phenomenon that is often called ‘multitasking’ – is characteristic to many situations in everyday and professional life. Although we all experience it, its real time features remain understudied. Multiactivity in Social Interaction: Beyond multitasking offers a fresh view to the phenomenon by presenting studies that explore how two or more activities can be related and made co-relevant as people interact with one another. The studies build on the basis that multiactivity is a social, verbal and embodied phenomenon. They investigate multiactivity by using video recordings of real-life interactions from a range of different contexts, such as medical settings, office workplaces and car driving. With the companion collection Interacting with Objects: Language, materiality, and social activity, the book advances understanding of the complex organisation and accomplishment of social interaction, especially the significance of embodiment, materiality, participation and temporality. A close appreciation of how people use language and interact for and during multiactivity will not only interest researchers in language and social interaction, communication studies and discourse analysis, but will be very valuable for scholars in cognitive sciences, psychology and sociology.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Cognitive Science
                            Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng)

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