Illicit side-engagements: Joachim Höflich and the micro-level analysis of walking and using the smartphone

  • Rich LingEmail author


I think that Joachim must know me in a unique, and particularly disarming way. As fellow academics, we have met at conferences, exchanged papers and have carried on with the standard form of academic collegiality. On this count, I must say that I always enjoy the chance to catch up with Joachim since he is an unusually good colleague.


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  1. 1.Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and InformationNanyang Technological UniversitySingapurSingapur

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