Interactional coherence in CMC

@article{Herring1999InteractionalCI,
  title={Interactional coherence in CMC},
  author={Susan C. Herring},
  journal={Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences. 1999. HICSS-32. Abstracts and CD-ROM of Full Papers},
  year={1999},
  volume={Track2},
  pages={13 pp.-}
}
  • S. Herring
  • Published 5 January 1999
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences. 1999. HICSS-32. Abstracts and CD-ROM of Full Papers
Text-only CMC has been claimed to be interactionally incoherent due to limitations imposed by messaging systems on turn-taking and reference, yet its popularity continues to grow. In an attempt to resolve this apparent paradox, this study evaluates the coherence of computer-mediated interaction by surveying research on cross-turn coherence. The results reveal a high degree of disrupted adjacency, overlapping exchanges, and topic decay. Two explanations are proposed to account for the popularity… 

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