Wiggins: Beyond the battles of the dinner table

Wiggins has published an article in The Psychologist magazine covering her research into family mealtimes and children's eating habits. In particular, she covers ways in which children's food preferences can become a source of tension when certain sequences of talk are initiated. It's open access - take a look!

Kerrison: Ulster seminar talk: Cheering for make-believe

Our newest team member, Adrian Kerrison, presented a talk at the Linguistics Research Seminar at Ulster University, Belfast, Apr 14/22: Nothing to Shout About: Mutual understanding, response relevance, and cheering for make-believe Abstract: How does a wild squirrel "score a touchdown" at a game of American Football? How do two invisible, imaginary wrestlers engage in …

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.