LINGUIST List 25.3965

Thu Oct 09 2014

Books: Interacting with Objects: Nevile, Haddington, Heinemann, Rauniomaa (eds.)

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Date: 02-Oct-2014
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Interacting with Objects: Nevile, Haddington, Heinemann, Rauniomaa (eds.)
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Title: Interacting with Objects
Subtitle: Language, materiality, and social activity
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/z.186

Editor: Maurice Nevile
Editor: Pentti O Haddington
Editor: Trine Heinemann
Editor: Mirka Rauniomaa
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027269836 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027269836 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027269836 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027212139 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027212139 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027212139 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

Objects are essential for how, together, people create and experience social life and relate to the physical environment around them. Interacting with Objects: Language, materiality, and social activity presents studies which use video recordings of real-life settings to explore how objects feature in social interaction and activity. The studies consider many objects (e.g. paper documents, food, a camera, art, furniture, and even the human body), across various situations, such as shopping, visiting the doctor, interviews and meetings, surgery, and instruction in dance, craft, or cooking. Analyses reveal in precise detail how, as people interact, objects are seen, touched and handled, heard, created, transformed, planned, imagined, shared, discussed, or appreciated. With the companion collection Multiactivity in Social Interaction: Beyond multitasking, the book advances understanding of the complex organisation and accomplishment of social interaction, especially the significance of embodiment, materiality, participation and temporality. By focussing on objects in and for actual occasions of human action, Interacting with Objects: Language, materiality, and social activity will interest many researchers and practitioners in language and social interaction, communication and discourse, design, and also more widely within anthropology, sociology, psychology, and related disciplines.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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