Embodied interaction : language and body in the material world / edited by Jürgen Streeck, Charles Goodwin and Curtis LeBaron.

New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
xiii, 308 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Learning in doing.
Learning in doing : social, cognitive and computational perspectives

Get It


Social interaction.
"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"--Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: 1. Embodied interaction in the material world: an introduction Jürgen Streeck, Charles Goodwin and Curtis LeBaron; Part I. Founding Capacities: 2. Collaborative construction of multimodal utterances Edwin Hutchins and Saeko Nomura; 3. Formal structures of practical tasks: a resource for action in the social life of very young children Gene H. Lerner, Don H. Zimmerman and Mardi Kidwell; 4. Elements of formulation N. J. Enfield; 5. The changing meanings of things: found objects and inscriptions in social interaction Jürgen Streeck; 6. Choreographies of attention: multimodality in a routine family activity Eve Tulbert and Marjorie Harness Goodwin; 7. Some functions of speaker head nods Hiromi Aoki; 8. The multimodal mechanics of collaborative unit construction in Japanese conversation Shimako Iwasaki; Part II. Transformational Ecologies: 9. Creating contexts for actions: multimodal practices for managing children's conduct in the childcare classroom Siri Mehus; 10. Multilingual multimodality: communicative difficulties and their solutions in second language use Marianne Gullberg; 11. On the use of graphic resources in interaction by people with communication disorders Ray Wilkinson, Steven Bloch and Michael Clarke; 12. Terra incognita: social interaction among blind children Sharon Avital and Jürgen Streeck; 13. Contextures of action Charles Goodwin; 14. 'A full inspiration tray': multimodality across real and virtual spaces Elizabeth Keating and Chiho Sunakawa; Part III. Professional Communities: 15. The organization of concurrent courses of action in surgical demonstrations Lorenza Mondada; 16. Pursuing a response: prodding recognition and expertise within a surgical team Alan Zemel, Timothy Koschmann and Curtis LeBaron; 17. Building stories: the embodied narration of what might come to pass Keith M. Murphy; 18. Embodied arguments: verbal claims and bodily evidence Julien C. Mirivel; 19. Facilitating tool use in the photography studio through language, gesture, and the act of comparison Scott Phillabaum; 20. Gesture and institutional interaction Christian Heath and Paul Luff; 21. Musical spaces John B. Haviland.
Streeck, Jürgen.
Goodwin, Charles, 1943-
LeBaron, Curtis D.
9780521895637 (hardback)
0521895634 (hardback)