Research questions

On the basis of the existing research on multitasking from different perspectives, we address the following questions:

  1. The sociological domain: What social actions and activities are used for interactional multitasking? How are these actions designed in interaction?
  2. The linguistic domain: What linguistic (morphological, lexical, phrasal, syntactic or prosodic) formats or constructions are deployed for executing social actions that achieve interactional multitasking? How are they used to coordinate interactional multitasking?
  3. The multimodal domain: How do social participants use their body, gaze and gestures for interactional multitasking? For example, how do they use these multimodal resources for communicating their involvement in or coordinating their actions between separate activities?