NLV Team: Introduction to Non-lexicals video

We've made a video giving an overview of what we research! You can check it out here: https://youtu.be/HpzmnBNfloY https://youtu.be/HpzmnBNfloY Scientific references: Cekaite, A., & Kvist Holm, M. (2017). The Comforting Touch: Tactile Intimacy and Talk in Managing Children’s Distress. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 50(2), 109–127. https://doi.org/10.1080/08351813.2017.1301293 Dingemanse, M. (2018). Redrawing the margins of …

IPrA2021: Hofstetter: Power screams and bodily motivated sounds

Hofstetter is presenting at IPrA2021 with the paper "Interactionally situating the power scream: Analyzing bodily motivated vocalizations", IPrA, June 27-July 2, Winterthur, Switzerland. Abstract: Everyday interaction is filled with sounds that are connected to bodily events: breathing, sniffing (Hoey, 2020), crying (Hepburn, 2004), grunting, and so on. Most linguistic theories, however, exclude the body from …

IPrA2021: Wiggins & Keevallik: Lip-smacks and mealtimes

Wiggins and Keevallik are presenting the paper "Lip-smacks and the multimodal co-ordination of eating with an infant" at IPrA2021, June 27-July 2, Winterthur, Switzerland. Their paper is part of the panel "Food-in-the-making, Materiality and Sensoriality in Social Interaction", organized by Sally Wiggins & Lorenza Mondada.

Keevallik: LANSI Lecture Jan. 2021: Syntax and multimodality in pedagogical practice

Keevallik was invited to give a plenary lecture on embodied syntax at LANSI, January 15 2021. Abstract: Syntax and multimodality in pedagogical practice It is widely accepted that in order to communicate intellectual information people use language in both spoken and written form. When it comes to teaching bodily skills, however, a combination of linguistic …

Keevallik @ Linköping University: Varför grymtar man på gymmet?

Keevallik has appeared in Linköping University's lecture series Populärvetenskapliga Veckan 2020 (Popular Science Week). The lecture covers an introduction to non-lexical vocalizations (in Swedish). Abstract: Leelo Keevallik, professor i språk och kultur Människor uttalar olika märkliga ljud, såsom att man säger mmm när maten smakar gott eller utbrister ett besviket uaaah när motspelaren gör ett …

Zosmia: Keevallik: At the boundary between language and the body

Keevallik presented a workshop at the ZOSMIA School on multimodal interaction analysis, Nov. 12, 2020. Abstract: I would like to address the question of how the body is involved in sensemaking between participants, interchangeably, and synchronously with grammar, lexis, and vocalizations. By departing from concrete instances of embodied interaction, we can a) document the achievement …

Pelikan et al.: Sound in human-robot interaction

Pelikan, Robinson, Keevallik, Velonaki, Broth, and Brown are organizing a workshop on Sound in human-robot interaction at HRI 2021. https://doi.org/10.1145/3434074.3444871 Abstract: Robot sound spans a wide continuum, from subtle motor hums, through music, bleeps and bloops, to human-inspired vocalizations, and can be an important means of communication for robotic agents. This first workshop on sound …

Pelikan: EMCA and research through design

Pelikan is presenting a workshop paper discussing the ways EMCA and technological design can mutually inform each other, at Research Through Design Approaches in Human-Robot Interaction, which is held in conjunction with the 16th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. Abstract: Research through design papers often point out that there is a gap between theory and …