The second article from Volume 48 issue 4 that we feature is by Jonas Ivarsson. Jonas has been doing some ethnography with skateboarders, and seeing how their interaction plays to conversational rules. He and his co-author Christian Greiffenhagen have written it up in the journal here. This is a lively summary of some background, and some subtle analytical work on the standard Sacks-Schegloff-Jefferson model.
A few years ago I was visiting scholar at UCLA. During the stay I was living with my family on the border between Venice and Santa Monica, only a quick walk to the beach. This place was very much the birthplace of modern skateboarding and the traces are still in evidence. Continue reading