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Communicating & Relating: Constituting Face in Everyday Interacting

Robert B. Arundale


Communicating & Relating offers an account of how relating with one another emerges in communicating in everyday interacting. Prior work has indicated that human relationships arise in human communicating, and some studies have made arguments for why that is the case. Communicating & Relating moves beyond this work to offer an account of how both relating and face emerge in everyday talk and conduct: what comprises human communicating, what defines human social systems, how the social and the individual are linked in human life, and what comprises human relating and face. Part 1 develops the C ... More

Keywords: communicating, interaction, relating, relationship, face, conjoint co-constituting, social, individual, participant

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190210199
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190210199.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert B. Arundale, author
Professor Emeritus of Communication, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska