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Embodied action, projection, and institutional action: The exchange of tools and implements during surgical procedures

  • There has been a long-standing interest in projection and the resources on which participants rely to produce and recognize the import and organization of turns at talk. Less attention has been paid to the character of the activity in which utterances form part and the ways in which embodied action enables the intelligibility, coordination, and in some cases, coproduction, of particular actions. In this article, we focus on specialized forms of embodied, institutional activity and focus in particular on simultaneity and the ways in which bodily action enables the progressive formation and reformation of an activity in the light of the (co)participants’ emerging contributions. We address how the routine structure of particular tasks enables participants to anticipate, prepare for, and even initiate actions in advance of the relevant activity and in turn, how participants may seek to ameliorate the interactional import of potentially premature action. The articles explores the interplay of technical practice and interactional organization and points to the distinctive character of embodied action in understanding anticipation and coordination in complex forms of institutional interaction.

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Author:Christian HeathORCiDGND, Paul LuffORCiD
Parent Title (English):Discourse Processes: Early Responses in Human Communication
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Editor:Arnulf Deppermann, Lorenza Mondada, Simona Pekarek Doehler
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2021
Date of Publication (online):2021/07/14
Tag:embodied action; institutional action; projection
GND Keyword:Chirurgie; Interaktion; Kommunikation; Körpersprache; Nichtverbale Kommunikation; Routinearbeit
First Page:233
Last Page:250
Dieser Beitrag ist aus urheberrechtlichen Gründen nicht frei zugänglich. / Due to copyright reasons the full-text of the article is not freely accessible.

When the article was first published online and in print, it was included on a regular Discourse Processes issue 58.3 line-up in error instead of issue 58.4 which is the special issue entitled “Early responses in human communication”, guest edited by Arnulf Deppermann, Lorenza Mondada and Simona Pekarek Doehler. The article was later included in the collection “Early responses in human communication", listing the guest editors named above, accessible at https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/hdsp20/collections/Early-Responses-in-Human-Communication.
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:nein
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt