Some systematic aspects of self-initiated mobile device use in face-to-face encounters
1University of Oulu, Faculty of Humanities, P.O. Box 1000, 90014 University of Oulu (Finland)
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021110253301
Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache,
|Publish Date:|| 2021-11-02
This paper investigates self-initiated uses of mobile phones (such as texting or making a call) in everyday video-recorded conversations among Czech speakers. Using ethnomethodological conversation analysis, it illustrates how participants publicly frame their own device use (for example, by announcements), and how co-present interlocutors respond to it. Previous studies have described how participants manage two concurrent communicative involvements, but have not provided detailed sequential descriptions of how device use can be negotiated and accounted for. This study shows that mobile device use in co-presence is not a priori problematic (or vice versa). Instead, participants frame their technology use in different ways according to various features of the social situation they treat as momentarily relevant. These features include the course of the conversation and how the device use relates to it, the overall participation framework and the opacity of the device use for co-present others.
Journal für Medienlinguistik
|Pages:||195 - 235|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
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616 Other humanities
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