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Verbal Communication by Louis de Saussure, Andrea Rocci

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Mark Aakhus and Stephen DiDomenico

19Language and interaction in new-media environments

Abstract: This chapter reviews key features and principles of language and social interaction as they apply to communication in new media environments. These include turn-taking, identity & face concerns, speech as action, expandability of sequences and activities, methods of coordination and repair, community and culturally bound assumptions about communication, and the emergent and dynamic outcomes of communication’s design. The review first attends to how these features and principles of face-to-face (FtF) interaction are evident in mediated communication in the way people adapt language use to the demands of communication and the mediated environment. ...

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