Ontological Living – With Bettie Spruill
Language is better viewed as a dance or play of coordinated activity rather than as a medium for sharing information. That means that a breakdown in communication is a failure of conversational coordination: it’s a failure to be together in a consensual space. For example, when you “hang up” on someone during a telephone call, you haven’t just ended the conversation. You’ve actually failed to come to an agreement that the conversation is finished.