Special Issue: Keevallik & Ogden: Sounds on the margins of language

Keevallik and Ogden have edited a special issue on Sounds on the margins of language - non-lexical vocalizations, response cries, whistles, breathing, and other 'liminal signs' (as Dingemanse writes in his discussant review of the special issue). Abstract: What do people do with sniffs, lip-smacks, grunts, moans, sighs, whistles, and clicks, where these are not …

Hofstetter: Nonlexical moans in board games

Hofstetter has published 'Nonlexical 'moans': Response cries in board games'. Abstract: This article examines nonlexical vocalizations in board game interactions, focusing on “moans.” Moans are prolonged, voiced, response cries. Moans react to game events where the player has suffered in some way. Despite the complaint-relevant nature of moans, game actions are never withdrawn in response …

Keevallik: Linguistic structures emerging in synchronization in Pilates classes

Keevallik is publishing an article in a collection on mobility and grammar: Keevallik, L. 2020. Linguistic structures emerging in the synchronization of a Pilates class. In C. Taleghani-Nikazm, E. Betz & P. Golato (Eds.), Mobilizing Others: Grammar and Lexis within Larger Activities (pp.147-173). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Abstract: This chapter targets grammar in the interactive process …

Keevallik: Multimodal noun phrases

Keevallik is publishing an article in a collection of cross-linguistic analysis on noun phrases: Keevallik, L. 2020. Multimodal noun phrases. In T. Ono & S. Thompson (Eds.), The 'Noun Phrase' across Languages: An Emergent Unit in Interaction (pp.153-176). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Abstract: In co-present interaction, our bodies are continuously available for sense-making. Linguists, however, have …

Pelikan et al: How humans make sense of robot emotions

Pelikan, Broth and Keevallik will be publishing the following paper at HRI 2020. You can also see a video presentation of it! Hannah R. M. Pelikan, Mathias Broth, and Leelo Keevallik. 2020. ’Are You Sad, Cozmo?’ How Humans Make Sense of a Home Robot’s Emotion Displays. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on …

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 …

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 …