|Title||Intersubjectivity and other grounds for action-coordination in an environment of restricted interaction: Coordinating with oncoming traffic when passing an obstacle|
|Tag(s)||EMCA, Coordination, Traffic, Intersubjectivity, Rules, Multimodality, Negotiations|
|Journal||Language & Communication|
This paper asks whether and in which ways managing coordination tasks in traffic involve the accomplishment of intersubjectivity. Taking instances of coordinating passing an obstacle with oncoming traffic as the empirical case, four different practices were found. 1. Intersubjectivity can be presupposed by expecting others to stick to the traffic code and other mutually shared expectations. 2. Intersubjective solutions emerge step by step by mutual responsive-anticipatory adaptation of driving decisions. 3. Intersubjectivity can be accomplished by explicit interactive negotiation of passages. 4. Coordination problems can be solved without relying on intersubjectivity by unilateral, responsive-anticipatory adaptation to others’ behaviors.