Types of Augmented Communication

  • Richard S. PinnerEmail author


This chapter provides an overview of the ways smartphones (and other devices) are utilised to enhance face-to-face communication in real time during personal exchanges. It offers a look at the way context and relationship also affect the dynamics of augmented communication. Each type of augmented communication is illustrated with at least one contextualised example from autoethnographic data. Where possible, an indicator of the relative frequency of each type is provided, although these are merely indications.


Digital communication Face-to-face interactions Technology Language Applied linguistics Sociolinguistics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of English LiteratureSophia UniversityTokyoJapan

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