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!

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 …

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: 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 …

Weatherall et al: Multimodality and temporality of pain displays

Weatherall et al. have a 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 this …

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 …

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 …