MADELEINE MATHIOT Toward a Frame of Reference for the Analysis of Face-to-Face Interaction1 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Scope of Paper This paper reports on my initial efforts toward a frame of reference for the study of communicative behavior as it occurs when people engage in face-to-face interaction. Communicative behavior is viewed as a type of cultural behavior characterized by the fact that some interaction - be it immediate, delayed, reflexive, mediated or extended -- takes place between two or more people.2 The aim is to investigate face-to-face interaction in its natural setting, i.e., both as it naturally occurs rather than under laboratory conditions and in its natural flow rather than through isolated examples. These conditions are realized in a multitude of culturally specified circumstances, such as a meal, a meeting, a visit, a party, a ceremony, etc. The latter are called occasions of face-to-face interaction.3 As understood here a frame of reference specifies the broad culturally relevant viewpoints in terms of which to account for the patterning of the behavior under investigation. In line with the above the building of a frame of reference precedes the attempt to carry out a detailed analysis. The latter consists in answering the
Semiotica - Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies / Revue de l'Association Internationale de Sémiotique – de Gruyter
Published: Jan 1, 1978
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