phatic communication

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Noun1.phatic communication - conversational speech used to communicate sociability more than information
conversation - the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
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Celebrification, phatic communication and performativity.
Phemic transmission can be distinguished from phatic communication in what anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski characterized as a "type of speech in which ties of union are created by a mere exchange of words" (Laver 1975, 215; see also Warnock 1989, 120-22).
Synchronous online media applications in particular have become important in sustaining the phatic communication of intimate relationships (Miller 2008, Jensen & Sorensen 2013).
This mimicry of phatic communication worked, as at least this listener's own breath-rate responded to those she was hearing.
There is a dearth of literature linking phatic expressions and virtual collaboration, to say nothing of whether a team successfully completes the assigned task given the presence of phatic communication.
The stress on public communication should not be overlooked, since we do not claim that phatic communication, for instance, necessarily implies "authoritarian personality" per se.
Structurally, social media make phatic communication seem right, required, or perhaps sensible.
The purpose of a lot of talk is simply to maintain contact--what linguists call phatic communication.
As pertains to their intercultural communication, they were seeking phatic communication and the building of trust through the development of relationships much as they would with peers in the US.
In addition, the cultural and geographic distances may prohibit phatic communication, a stalwart of the British character.
In informal public situations, the parties will exchange phatic communication, a form of public communication that fulfills an important social role (cf.