|Author(s)||Véronique Traverso, Biagio Ursi|
|Title||Multi-dimensionnalité, modalité et activité(s): le cas simple de l'offre à boire|
|Tag(s)||ac, conversation analysis, drink offers, multimodality, temporality, tivity|
In this paper we deal with the ac tivity of offering a drink as an exemplary case of complex activity that cannot be fully described as an expanded adjacency pair. Relying on a corpus of naturally occurring conversations among friends, we focus our attention on the sequential and multimodal organization of this activity. First, we focus on how the activity is launched through various resources. Then, we turn to subsequent trajectories of the inte raction. We consider case s of negociations of the offer, and then recurrent cases in which the activity is locally suspended. This leads to discuss whether the moments of suspension should be consider ed as stopping the activity or as being a part of it. On the basis of a multidimensional approach, and specifically with a focus on gestural cues, we argue for the existence of a meso-interactional whol e (cf. Psathas 1991) to which participants keep oriented.