Crossing the street: how pedestrians interact with cars
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 4488855
Author(s) Merlino, Sara; Mondada, Lorenza
Author(s) at UniBasel Mondada, Lorenza
Year 2018
Title Crossing the street: how pedestrians interact with cars
Journal Language & Communication
Volume 65
Pages / Article-Number 131-147
Abstract This paper analyzes crossing the street as a form of communication between pedestrians and drivers, who are participants characterized by different types of mobility, and distinct rights and obligations. Based on video recordings of couples having a stroll in an urban environment, the analyses focus on the mundane practices and the visual resources (gaze and gestures) through which pedestrians organize the sequential and temporal trajectories of crossing, and negotiate their right to cross the street. Moreover, since some of the pedestrians studied here are affected by psychosis—a condition in which urban environments are often experienced as stressful and difficult to manage—the paper points to practices that might not only differentiate pedestrians within neuro-typical populations but also within neuro-atypical populations.
Publisher Pergamon Press
ISSN/ISBN 0271-5309
edoc-URL https://edoc.unibas.ch/67125/
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1016/j.langcom.2018.04.004
 
   

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