Keevallik: Vocalizations in dance classes teach body knowledge

Keevallik has published in Linguistics Vanguard on the use of non-lexical vocalizations and their use by instructors for coaching dance. Abstract: Language is believed to be a central device for communicating meaning and knowledge between humans. It is superb in its capacity to code abstract ideas and displaced information, which can be conveyed from person …

Wiggins & Keevallik: Lipsmacks

Wiggins and Keevallik have a new article on how mothers use 'lipsmack' sounds when feeding their infants, entitled 'Parental lip-smacks during infant mealtimes: Multimodal features and social functions', in Interactional Linguistics. Abstract The lip-smack is a communicative vocal tract sound that has received very little research attention, with most work examining them in nonhuman primate …

NLV Team: Introduction to Non-lexicals video

We've made a video giving an overview of what we research! You can check it out here: https://youtu.be/HpzmnBNfloY https://youtu.be/HpzmnBNfloY Scientific references: Cekaite, A., & Kvist Holm, M. (2017). The Comforting Touch: Tactile Intimacy and Talk in Managing Children’s Distress. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 50(2), 109–127. https://doi.org/10.1080/08351813.2017.1301293 Dingemanse, M. (2018). Redrawing the margins of …

Hofstetter: Analyzing researchers as participants

Hofstetter has published an article on "Analyzing the researcher-participant in EMCA" as part of a special issue in Social Interaction: Video-Based Studies of Human Sociality, edited by Julia Katila, Yumei Gan, Sara Goico, and Marjorie Harness Goodwin. Abstract: Conversation analysis strives to use naturalistic data in its research, but the definition of “natural” is often …

IPrA2021: Hofstetter: Power screams and bodily motivated sounds

Hofstetter is presenting at IPrA2021 with the paper "Interactionally situating the power scream: Analyzing bodily motivated vocalizations", IPrA, June 27-July 2, Winterthur, Switzerland. Abstract: Everyday interaction is filled with sounds that are connected to bodily events: breathing, sniffing (Hoey, 2020), crying (Hepburn, 2004), grunting, and so on. Most linguistic theories, however, exclude the body from …

IPrA2021: Non-lexicals and multisensoriality panel

Hofstetter and Keevallik have organized a panel at IPrA2021 on non-lexical vocalizations and how they are used to do sensory work, "Nonlexical vocalizations and the sensing body", IPrA, June 27-July 2, Winterthur, Switzerland. We are joined by the following experts and their research presentations: Emily Hofstetter. Interactionally situating the power scream: Analyzing bodily motivated vocalizations …

IPrA2021: Wiggins & Keevallik: Lip-smacks and mealtimes

Wiggins and Keevallik are presenting the paper "Lip-smacks and the multimodal co-ordination of eating with an infant" at IPrA2021, June 27-July 2, Winterthur, Switzerland. Their paper is part of the panel "Food-in-the-making, Materiality and Sensoriality in Social Interaction", organized by Sally Wiggins & Lorenza Mondada.