MAS 964  ·  Techno-Identity  ·  Spring 2005

social signals in conversation



Goffman    On Face-work (paper copy)
Bonvillain 2 chapters on communicative competence (paper copy)
Voida, Newstatter, Mynatt When conventions collide: the tensions of instant messaging attributed
[optional] Smith, Cadiz, Burkhalther Conversation trees and threaded chats
[optional] Michael Lachmann, Szabolcs Számadó, and Carl T. Bergstrom Cost and conflict in animal signals and human language


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  2. Essay questions will be online soon.

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