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 …

Freiburg Colloquium: Keevallik – Transmitting experience

Keevallik will be presenting an invited talk at the Freiburg Colloquium on Transferring embodied knowledge, Feb. 2019. Transmitting experience of body movements through voice One of the biggest challenges in instructing other bodies is conveying how performing a skill should be felt from “the inside” of the body. Verbal devices often fall short, even though …

NORDISCO 2018: Keevallik – Emergent syntax

Keevallik presented a plenary talk at NORDISCO 2018. Emergent syntax in the embodied world 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 abstracted knowledge does not in itself guarantee mutual understanding here and now. A …

OFTI 2018: Weatherall & Keevallik – Displays of pain

Weatherall & Keevallik presented at the OFTI conference, this year at Stockholm University. Displays of pain at the doctor's office This study targets sudden displays of pain in primary care doctor-patient interaction. We will demonstrate that the displays occur during various activities, including but not limited to physical examination, thus not in positions where they …

Inaugural workshop report: Ideophones and non-lexicals

Written by Agnes Löfgren & Hannah Pelikan See also Mark Dingemanse's notes on the event on his website: Part 1; Part 2. Inspirational Keynote Lectures To kick off our project and to examine and discuss vocalizations from a broad range of settings, we held an inaugural workshop on “Ideophones and Non-Lexical Vocalizations” on November 28-30. …

Research Visit: Richard Ogden

In November 2018, Richard Ogden joined us for a research visit. He and Leelo Keevallik prepared the application for a special issue concerning non-lexicals, which will present the research shown at the ICCA2018 panel on the same material. Prof. Ogden also joined us for our non-lexicals and ideophones workshop from Nov. 28th-30th.

Ideophones and non-lexicals: Inaugural workshop

Our first workshop welcomes Prof. Mark Dingemanse and Prof. Richard Ogden to Linköping to compare ideophones and non-lexical vocalizations, and to discuss conventionalization and context of use. We will examine data in a multitude of settings, including interactions with robots, mealtimes, and classrooms. The workshop runs November 28th to November 30th. A report of the …