Spacing and Orientation in Co-present Interaction

  • Adam Kendon
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5967)


An introduction to the way in which people arrange themselves spatially in various kinds of focused interaction, especially conversation. It is shown how participants may jointly establish and maintain a spatial-orientational system, referred to as an F-formation, which functions as part of the way in which participants in conversation preserve the integrity of their occasion of interaction and jointly manage their attention.


Face-to-face interaction interpersonal spacing proxemics posture orientation 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Kendon
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  1. 1.Philadelphia

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