WP145 Do people forget they’re being taped? Linguistic ethnography and non-overt orientations to the recording device
This paper focuses on the reaction of participants to being audio-recorded in research on talk-in-interaction. Recent years have seen a spate of articles debating this issue, focusing in particular on participants? *explicit* orientations to the recording device. But very little consideration has been given to the possibility that even though they don?t mention it overtly, participants are still orienting to the recording device in *unmarked* ways. So this paper draws on linguistic ethnography to shed some light on further ways of knowing whether or not participants are forgetting that they are being recorded, and the possible effects of this on the data.
A podcast about this paper can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRYpLemStuk