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Attending to the mobile text summons: Managing multiple communicative activities across physically copresent and technologically mediated interpersonal interactions

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posted on 26.02.2019 by Stephen M. DiDomenico, Joshua Raclaw, Jessica Robles
© The Author(s) 2018. This article presents a qualitative investigation of communication practices interactants use to manage mobile phone activity while they are engaged in a copresent conversation. Drawing from conversation analysis and a collection of naturalistic video recordings, our study of mobile phone use in situ focuses on how participants orient to the mobile text summons, the audible chimes or vibrations that indicate the receipt of a text message (or short message service [SMS]). In these moments, interactants must simultaneously manage attending to their phone and the copresent conversation. Our analysis shows how people may use nonverbal and verbal techniques to attend to their mobile phone based on their identity respective to the copresent activity. The study contributes to scholarly understandings of technology use, multitasking, and the management of attention in interpersonal communication.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Communication Research

Volume

47

Issue

5

Pages

669 - 700

Citation

DIDOMENICO, S.M., RACLAW, J. and ROBLES, J., 2018. Attending to the mobile text summons: Managing multiple communicative activities across physically copresent and technologically mediated interpersonal interactions. Communication Research, 47 (5), pp.669-700.

Publisher

© the Authors. Published by SAGE Publications

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2018-11-11

Notes

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Communication Research and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1177/0093650218803537

ISSN

0093-6502

eISSN

1552-3810

Language

en

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