Mobile Phone Talk in Context

M. Esbjörnsson and A. Weilenmann. Mobile phone talk in context. In A. Dey, B. Kokinov, D. Leake, and R. Turner, editors, Modeling and Using Context, proceeding of the 5th International and Interdisciplinary Conference CONTEXT 2005, volume LNAI 3554, pages 140–154, Paris, France, July 2005. Springer.

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This paper presents a study of mobile phone calls in context. The authors argue the benefits of investigating empirically the ways in which a place is interactionally constituded as appropriate or not for a mobile phone conversation.

The findings show that availability is always negotiated and cannot be inferred a priori, as it is not always even agreed by the participants to the conversation.

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