Vocal practices and embodiment

One of the essential assets of human beings is our ability to coordinate action and collaborate in shared tasks. This project studies vocal practices for achieving embodied coordination in real time, with a focus on non-lexical but nevertheless communicative vocalizations, such as ugh, aargh. Targeting the liminal boundary between body and language, individual voice and …

ICCA2018: Hofstetter – Moans in board games

Hofstetter presented this talk at the International Conference on Conversation Analysis, Loughborough, UK, July 2018. In this paper, I examine non-lexical vocalizations (NLVs) in board game interactions, focusing on ‘moans’. Moan tokens are prolonged (M=0.5 seconds), voiced, falling-pitch response cries that are typically at lower pitch than surrounding talk. Moans respond to a prior game …

ICCA2018: Panel – Non-lexical vocalisations in interaction

Keevallik and Ogden organized a panel of 11 presentations on different non-lexical vocalisations at ICCA2018. In order of presentation, the panel included: Samu Pehkonen. Vocalising (dis) affiliation with a running buddy:h(h)uh huh prefaced turns in Finnish Edward Reynolds. “When I heard the O! I was like ooh ooh”: the phonetics of flooding out Elliott Hoey. …

Research Visit: Ann Weatherall

We were joined by Ann Weatherall from May 22nd to June 27th 2018. Prof. Weatherall and Leelo Keevallik worked together on the ARCH corpus, examining pain cries in doctor-patient interaction, and how the communication of patient pain is responsive to sequential environment.