The Semiotics of Human Cooperation

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Meeting ID: 937 9210 4939

Passcode: 800615

Starting from dialogical, interactive studies of human discourse, we identify and discuss six properties of human cooperation that have either been missed or have remained underappreciated in the literature on cooperation: a) sensorial access, b) distributed intentionality, c) fluctuation of attention, d) improvisation, e) negotiable role ascription, and f) variability in the ways and extent to which cooperation is acknowledged. In discussing variability, we introduce the term cryptocooperation to describe joint activities where the cooperative role by certain participants is underrecognized and thereby remains hidden.

Date & time

Mon 25 Jul 2022, 3–4pm


RSSS building, room 2.56, and streaming online


Alessandro Duranti (UCLA)
Nicco La Mattin (UCLA)


Matt Tomlinson


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