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El alineamiento modal en el preámbulo de reuniones por videoconferencia
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages, Romance Languages.
2015 (Spanish)In: LinRed, ISSN 1697-0780, no XIII, 1-22 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. no XIII, 1-22 p.
Keyword [en]
multimodal interaction, videoconference, alignment, online meeting, copresence, availability, turn taking management
Keyword [es]
interacción multimodal, videoconferencia, alineamiento, reunión en línea, copresencia, disponibilidad, gestión de la toma de turno
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Specific Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-272345OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-272345DiVA: diva2:893784
Available from: 2016-01-13 Created: 2016-01-13 Last updated: 2016-08-26
In thesis
1. Conversación digital: copresencia y disponibilidad: Estudio pragmático del preámbulo de reuniones multipartitas por videoconferencia
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conversación digital: copresencia y disponibilidad: Estudio pragmático del preámbulo de reuniones multipartitas por videoconferencia
2016 (Spanish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The present thesis explores how interaction is initiated in multi-party meetings in Adobe Connect, 7.0, with a particular focus on how co-presence and mutual availability are established through the preambles of 18 meetings held in Spanish without a moderator. Taking Conversation Analysis (CA) as a methodological point of departure, this thesis comprises four different studies, each of them analyzing a particular phenomenon within the interaction of the preambles in a multimodal environment that allows simultaneous interaction through video, voice and text-chat.

The first study (Artículo I) shows how participants solve jointly the issue of availability in a technological environment where being online is not necessarily understood as being available for communicating. The second study (Artículo II) focuses on the beginning of the audiovisual interaction; in particular on how participants check the right functioning of the audiovisual mode. The third study (Artículo III) explores silences within the interaction of the preamble. It shows that the length of gaps and lapses become a significant aspect the preambles and how they are connected to the issue of availability.  Finally, the four study introduces the notion of modal alignment, an interactional phenomenon that systematically appears in the beginnings of the encounters, which seems to be used and understood  as a strategy for the establishment of mutual availability and negotiation of the participation framework.

As a whole, this research shows how participants, in order to establish mutual co-presence and availability, adapt to a particular technology in terms of participation management, deploying strategies and conveying successive actions which, as it is the case of the activation of their respective webcams, seem to be understood as predictable within the intricate process of establishing mutual availability before the meeting starts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2016. 115 p.
Studia Romanica Upsaliensia, ISSN 0562-3022 ; 84
online interaction, videoconferencing, multi-party meeting, co-presence, mutual availability, digital conversation, Conversation Analysis (AC), opening sequence, interacción en línea, videoconferencia, reunión multipartita, copresencia, disponibilidad recíproca, conversación digital, Análisis Conversacional (AC), secuencia de apertura
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Romance Languages
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-298358 (URN)978-91-554-9622-7 (ISBN)
Public defence
2016-09-10, Ihresalen, Engelska Parken, Humanistiskt centrum, Thunbergsvägen 3H, Uppsala, 10:15 (Spanish)
Available from: 2016-08-18 Created: 2016-07-04 Last updated: 2016-10-04

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