Pelikan: Interactional challenges with social robots using multimodal CA

Pelikan will be giving a workshop paper as part of the CHI 2019 Workshop 'The challenges of working on social robots that collaborate with people'. Glasgow, May 4th, 2019. Tackling Interactional Challenges in Social Robots: A Multimodal Conversation Analytic Approach The field of social robotics has grown considerably in recent years and social and collaborative …

Hofstetter: Making visible the (ostensibly) invisible

Hofstetter presented a talk at the Linköping IKK's Högreseminarium series, March 20, 2019. Thinking and moaning: Making visible the ostensibly invisible In this presentation, I will present ways in which (ostensibly) inaccessible phenomena are made relevant and accessible by participants in interaction. Phenomena such as thinking are ‘inaccessible’ by virtue of being private. Unless a …

IPrA 2019: Panel – Grammar-body interface in social interaction

Leelo Keevallik & Simona Pekarek-Doehler are organising a panel at the upcoming IPrA conference in Hong Kong, concerning how the body and grammar are intertwined. Abstract: During the past two decades, the increased focus on naturally occurring language use, facilitated through the availability of audio and video recorded data for linguistic analysis, has led to …

IIEMCA19: Hofstetter – Culture at the board

Hofstetter will present at IIEMCA2019, Jul.3-5 Mannheim. Culture at the board: Non-lexical vocalizations and navigating the accountability of competition In this paper, I examine the actions that constitute acceptable game play, in order to show an example of ‘gameplay culture’. How is it that players can both accept a move that has harmed them (as …

Iconicity Symposium: Löfgren & Hofstetter – Depiction vs. rehearsal

Löfgren & Hofstetter will present at the 12th Int. Symposium on Iconicity in Language & Literature, May3-5, Lund. Depiction vs. rehearsal: Comparing how professional musicians use depictive playing and rehearsal playing In this paper, we examine how musicians switch between iconic demonstrations and rehearsals of passages of music. Using two data corpora of professional musicians …

Herbstakademie19: Hofstetter – Thinking with the body

Hofstetter will present at the 2019 Herbstakademie, Freiburg, Feb.27-Mar 2. ‘Thinking’ with the body and voice during game turns ‘Thinking’ has traditionally been considered an internal, individual phenomenon, one that is separate from the body. In this paper, I demonstrate how board game players ‘do thinking’, and through embodied displays of thinking achieve game-relevant action. …

New chapter: Keevallik – Multimodal ‘noun phrases’

Keevallik has an upcoming chapter in: The ‘Noun Phrase’ in Everyday Interaction across Languages, T. Ono & S. Thompson (Eds.). Typological Studies in Language. John Benjamins. Multimodal “noun phrases” In co-present interaction, participants’ bodies are continuously available for sense-making. Linguists, however, have generally analyzed grammatical patterns, such as noun phrases, separately from the rest of …

IIEMCA19: Keevallik, Weatherall, & Stubbe – Pain in GP consultations

Keevallik, Weatherall, & Stubbe will present at IIEMCA 2019, Jul. 3-5, Mannheim. Being incapacitated by pain during medical consultations In the introduction to a recent overview text on the science of pain Battaglia (2016) suggested that pain is fascinating because it is about the subjectivity of people’s sensory experiences and the impossibility to fully share …