Keevallik: Linguistic structures emerging in synchronization in Pilates classes

Keevallik is publishing an article in a collection on mobility and grammar: Keevallik, L. 2020. Linguistic structures emerging in the synchronization of a Pilates class. In C. Taleghani-Nikazm, E. Betz & P. Golato (Eds.), Mobilizing Others: Grammar and Lexis within Larger Activities (pp.147-173). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Abstract: This chapter targets grammar in the interactive process …

Keevallik: Multimodal noun phrases

Keevallik is publishing an article in a collection of cross-linguistic analysis on noun phrases: Keevallik, L. 2020. Multimodal noun phrases. In T. Ono & S. Thompson (Eds.), The 'Noun Phrase' across Languages: An Emergent Unit in Interaction (pp.153-176). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Abstract: In co-present interaction, our bodies are continuously available for sense-making. Linguists, however, have …

Pelikan et al: How humans make sense of robot emotions

Pelikan, Broth and Keevallik will be publishing the following paper at HRI 2020: Hannah R. M. Pelikan, Mathias Broth, and Leelo Keevallik. 2020. ’Are You Sad, Cozmo?’ How Humans Make Sense of a Home Robot’s Emotion Displays. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI ’20), March 23–26, 2020, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ACM, New …

Workshop report: Aesthetics and non-lexicals

Written by Agnes Löfgren. Rehearsals as an aesthetic setting and zone of (re)formulation Our third project workshop targeted non-lexical vocalizations in settings that revolve around aesthetic practices. The workshop took place between November 13th-15th and started off with a highly inspiring seminar from Spencer Hazel, University of Newcastle, UK. The seminar, titled The pursuit of …

Workshop report: Sound objects and non-lexicals

Written by Hannah Pelikan. Keynote Lecture on Methodology In our second workshop on October 2-4, 2019, we continued to discuss non-lexical vocalizations, which have also been termed sound objects (Reber, 2013). Elisabeth Reber from the University of Würzburg, Germany kicked off our workshop with an inspiring talk on methodological and theoretical perspectives on sound objects. …

CMD Löfgren – Mixing song and speech when proposing at opera rehearsals

Löfgren presented 'Mixing song and speech when proposing at opera rehearsals' at the Copenhagen Multimodality Day, 4 October, Copenhagen. This paper explores the interplay between aesthetic performance and social interaction by targeting suggestion sequences at an opera rehearsal. Suggestions in this setting are mostly made by the director, who is ultimately responsible for the dramatic …

IPrA Keevallik – Grammatical coordination of embodied action in Pilates classes

Keevallik presented at IPrA2019 in Hong Kong on 'Grammatical coordination of embodied action in Pilates classes', as part of a panel she organized with Pekarek Doehler. Abstract: Language is but one resource of sense-making and action formation. As interacting human beings we cannot merely rely on our earlier experiences of lexicon and grammar, because this …

MuCC Pelikan: How robot sounds are oriented to in everyday home interactions

Pelikan will be presenting at Mensch und Computer Conference 2019, Sept. 9, in Hamburg, Germany on: "A Stubborn Child” – How Robot Sounds are Oriented to in Everyday Situated Interaction at Home". This will be part of a workshop on "Interacting with Robots and Virtual Agents? Robotic Systems in Situated Action and Social Encounters" Abstract: …

Keevallik: Grammatical coordination of embodied action- The Estonian ja ‘and’ as a temporal coordinator of Pilates moves

Forthcoming chapter! Keevallik, L. (2020). Grammatical coordination of embodied action: The Estonian ja 'and' as a temporal coordinator of Pilates moves. In Y. Maschler, S. Pekarek Doehler, J. Lindström, & L. Keevallik (eds), Emergent syntax for conversation: Clausal patterns and the organization of action (pp.221-244). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Abstract: This paper looks at the Estonian …

Wiggins: A preliminary classification of gustatory mmms

Wiggins has published in Frontiers in Psychology on gustatory mmms. (open access!) Moments of pleasure: A preliminary classification of gustatory mmms and the enactment of enjoyment during infant mealtimes The enjoyment of food and the sharing of mealtimes is a normative cultural and social practice. Empirical research on eating enjoyment has, however, been a rather neglected …