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date: 17 April 2024

turn taking (conversation turn taking) 

A Dictionary of Media & Communication

Daniel Chandler,

Rod Munday

A system of rules, of which users are largely unconscious, that helps to ensure smooth transfers of initiative in interpersonal speech communication. It is based mainly on nonverbal behavioural cues. Visual cues include direction of gaze, eye contact, gesture, posture, head and body movement, and facial expression. Audible cues include volume, pitch, tempo, pauses, silence, inhalation, and vocal ... ...

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