Georg Albert's research while affiliated with Universität Koblenz-Landau and other places

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... The interactional use has only been tangentially approached by researchers studying online conversation. Like ASCII emoticons (see Albert 2015;Beißwenger 2013), emojis are sometimes utilized to give the floor to the interlocutor (König 2015) or to open and close conversations, alone or with text (Danesi, 2017;Sampietro, 2019b;Siever and Siever 2020;Yus 2021). For instance, Cantamutto (2019) observed on WhatsApp that the "waving hand" emoji ( ) was used in openings, Al Rashdi (2018) attributed the same function to the "person raising hand" emoji ( ), and Danesi (2017) to the smiley. ...