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 …

Keevallik: Vocalizing and the body in interaction, Stockholm

Keevallik is presenting a talk at Stockholm University, May 22nd 2019. Vocalizing and the body in interaction The human body is regularly ignored in studies of language. Based on data from occasions of joint physical work, such as clearing a sheep stable, and instruction of dance and pilates, the paper shows how vocal resources are …

Hofstetter: Thinking & groaning, at CARDS Ulster

Hofstetter presented and had a data session and seminar at the CARDS research group at Ulster University, Belfast. 'Thinking (and some groaning): Revealing vs. creating 'inaccessible' experience' 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 supposedly ‘inaccessible’ …

MOBSIN9: Pelikan – Encounters with a social robot data session

Pelikan will present data at MOBSIN 2019, Leuven 15-17 May, 2019. Encounters with a social robot: Data session. The data for this data session come from a small corpus of video recordings of 4 pairs of people interacting with a Cozmo toy robot, a small robot inspired by Pixar’s Wall-E and Eve. Encountering a social …