Scandinavian interactional linguistics in Switzerland: Keevallik

Keevallik will be presenting at the closing event for the Scandinavian Linguistics research area at University of Basel's Department of Languages and Literatures. Keevallik is presenting with Prof. Lorenza Mondada on 'Interactional linguistics in Sweden and Scandinavia: A subjective Ueberblick'. She is also presenting the keynote lecture, 'Embodied Swedish syntax'. More information on the event …

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 …

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 …

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 …

CHI Pelikan: Interactional challenges with social robots using multimodal CA

Pelikan will be giving a workshop paper as part of the CHI 2019 Workshop 'The challenges of working on social robots that collaborate with people'. Glasgow, May 4th, 2019. Tackling Interactional Challenges in Social Robots: A Multimodal Conversation Analytic Approach The field of social robotics has grown considerably in recent years and social and collaborative …

Hofstetter: Making visible the (ostensibly) invisible

Hofstetter presented a talk at the Linköping IKK's Högreseminarium series, March 20, 2019. Thinking and moaning: Making visible the ostensibly invisible 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 ‘inaccessible’ by virtue of being private. Unless a …