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Université de Fribourg

Communication Accommodation Theory

Giles, Howard ; Ogay, Tania

In: Explaining communication: Comtemporary theories and exemplars, 2007, p. 293-310

Communication Accommodation Theory (CAT) provides a wide-ranging framework aimed at predicting and explaining many of the adjustments individuals make to create, maintain,or decrease social distance in interaction. It explores the different ways in which we accommodate our communication, our motivations for doing so, and the consequences. CAT addresses interpersonal communication issues, yet also...

Università della Svizzera italiana

A communicative approach to web communication : The pragmatic behaviour of internet search engines

Cantoni, Lorenzo ; Faré, Marco ; Tardini, Stefano

In: QWERTY - Interdisciplinary journal of technology, culture and education, 2006, vol. 1, no. 1, p. 49-62

In this paper, websites are not approached as being just technological artefacts – which they also are, indeed – but from the point of view of communication, which is (one of) their structural purpose(s). In this perspective, the Website Communication Model (WCM) provides a model that highlights five main areas of interest when dealing with websites: the areas of contents and services...

Université de Neuchâtel

Flexible Coordination of Stationary and Mobile Conversations with Gaze : Resource Allocation among Multiple Joint Activities

Mayor, Eric ; Bangerter, Adrian

In: Frontiers in psychology, 2016, vol. 7, no. art. 1582, p. 1-10

Gaze is instrumental in coordinating face-to-face social interactions. But little is known about gaze use when social interactions co-occur with other joint activities. We investigated the case of walking while talking. We assessed how gaze gets allocated among various targets in mobile conversations, whether allocation of gaze to other targets affects conversational coordination, and whether...