Talk in activity during young children’s use of digital technologies at home
Danby, Susan, Davidson, Christina, Theobald, Maryanne, Scriven, Brooke, Cobb-Moore, Charlotte, Houen, Sandra, Grant, Sandra, Given, Lisa M., & Thorpe, Karen (2013) Talk in activity during young children’s use of digital technologies at home. Australian Journal of Communication, 40(2), pp. 83-99.
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Internet-connected tablets and smart phones are being used increasingly by young children. Little is known, however, about their social interactions with family members when engaged with these technologies. This article examines video-recorded interactions between a father and his two young children, one aged 18 months using an iPhone and one aged three years accessing an iPad. Drawing on Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis, analysis establishes ways the family members engage and disengage in talk so as to manage their individual activity with mobile devices and accomplish interaction with each other. Findings are relevant for understanding children’s everyday practices with mobile technologies.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||talk in activity, children, digital technology, mobile technology, interactional competence|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400) > Discourse and Pragmatics (200403)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 please consult author(s)|
|Deposited On:||23 Dec 2013 23:26|
|Last Modified:||04 Jun 2014 00:00|
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