|Title||Le pouvoir des rires: des interactions en face à face aux conversations par texto|
|Tag(s)||SMS, laughter, text-based conversation, trouble|
|Journal||Travaux neuchâtelois de linguistique|
This article focuses on the interactional achievement of laughter by providing an overview of the studies we carried out on various types of settings, inc luding institutional interactions and text-based conversations. Usi ng a conversation analytic app roach (Sacks et al. 1974), we shed light on how participant s finely and systematically mob ilize laughter in order to jointly achieve specif ic social actions such as softening corrections, producing requests or managing topic trajectories. We also show that participants recurrently laugh so as to manage the interactional troubles emerging from the ongoing tal k, both in institutional and online settings. By revealing to what extent participants manag e to adapt their laughing procedures to the situational and technical contingencies of th e interaction in which they are involved, this article aims to promote laughter as a centra l part of participant's interactional competences.