Keevallik @ Linköping University: Varför grymtar man på gymmet?

Keevallik has appeared in Linköping University's lecture series Populärvetenskapliga Veckan 2020 (Popular Science Week). The lecture covers an introduction to non-lexical vocalizations (in Swedish). Abstract: Leelo Keevallik, professor i språk och kultur Människor uttalar olika märkliga ljud, såsom att man säger mmm när maten smakar gott eller utbrister ett besviket uaaah när motspelaren gör ett …

Weatherall et al: Multimodality and temporality of pain displays

Weatherall et al. have a forthcoming publication in Language & Communication on pain displays with multimodal resources. The Multimodality and Temporality of Pain Displays Ann Weatherall, Leelo Keevallik, Jessica La, Tony Dowell, Maria Stubbe Abstract The present paper takes an interactional approach to the problem of communicating pain. We ask how a shared understanding of …

Zosmia: Keevallik: At the boundary between language and the body

Keevallik presented a workshop at the ZOSMIA School on multimodal interaction analysis, Nov. 12, 2020. Abstract: I would like to address the question of how the body is involved in sensemaking between participants, interchangeably, and synchronously with grammar, lexis, and vocalizations. By departing from concrete instances of embodied interaction, we can a) document the achievement …

Löfgren & Hofstetter: Introversive semiosis in action

Löfgren & Hofstetter are publishing a paper on how opera rehearsal participants use depictions to convey proposals, and how introversive semiosis may be an analogic connection between semiotic and interactional studies. Abstract:  This paper focuses on how opera rehearsal participants use depictions (Clark 2016) to accomplish proposals; they use a locally created scene, comprised of …

Wiggins & Osvaldsson Cromdal: New book on discursive psychology and embodiment! Also with chapter from Hofstetter.

Wiggins and Osvaldsson Cromdal have recently edited a volume on how the body is may be studied from a discursive psychology perspective, the study of how psychological concepts and phenomena are organized in social interaction. See especially the following chapters with contributions from the Non-lexical vocalizations team: Wiggins, S. & Osvaldsson Cromdal (2020). Bodies in …

Pelikan: Why Autonomous Driving Is So Hard

Pelikan is presenting a paper at HRI 2021 on how autonomous buses must coordinate with pedestrians and other everyday road users in the social world of traffic. Abstract: Why Autonomous Driving Is So Hard: The Social Dimension of Traffic. Smooth traffic presupposes fine coordination between different actors, such as pedestrians, cyclists and car drivers. When …

Pelikan et al.: Sound in human-robot interaction

Pelikan, Robinson, Keevallik, Velonaki, Broth, and Brown are organizing a workshop on Sound in human-robot interaction at HRI 2021. https://doi.org/10.1145/3434074.3444871 Abstract: Robot sound spans a wide continuum, from subtle motor hums, through music, bleeps and bloops, to human-inspired vocalizations, and can be an important means of communication for robotic agents. This first workshop on sound …

Pelikan: EMCA and research through design

Pelikan is presenting a workshop paper discussing the ways EMCA and technological design can mutually inform each other, at Research Through Design Approaches in Human-Robot Interaction, which is held in conjunction with the 16th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. Abstract: Research through design papers often point out that there is a gap between theory and …

Wiggins & Keevallik: Enacting gustatory pleasure on behalf of another

Wiggins and Keevallik have published a new article on how mothers use 'mm' sounds when feeding their infants, entitled 'Enacting gustatory pleasure on behalf of another: The multimodal coordination of infant tasting practices.' Available in Symbolic Interaction, open access. Abstract: Tasting as a social practice can be enacted on behalf of others through precisely positioned …

Pelikan: IEEE HRI: Autonomous buses

Pelikan with Broth and Keevallik presented a workshop (peer reviewed) at the Workshop The Forgotten in HRI: Incidental Encounters with Robots in Public Spaces at the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI ’20). The workshop was entitled: Designing for Incidental Encounters with Autonomous Buses: An Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Approach.