Iconicity Symposium: Löfgren & Hofstetter – Depiction vs. rehearsal

Löfgren & Hofstetter will present at the 12th Int. Symposium on Iconicity in Language & Literature, May3-5, Lund. Depiction vs. rehearsal: Comparing how professional musicians use depictive playing and rehearsal playing In this paper, we examine how musicians switch between iconic demonstrations and rehearsals of passages of music. Using two data corpora of professional musicians …

Herbstakademie19: Hofstetter – Thinking with the body

Hofstetter will present at the 2019 Herbstakademie, Freiburg, Feb.27-Mar 2. ‘Thinking’ with the body and voice during game turns ‘Thinking’ has traditionally been considered an internal, individual phenomenon, one that is separate from the body. In this paper, I demonstrate how board game players ‘do thinking’, and through embodied displays of thinking achieve game-relevant action. …

IIEMCA19: Keevallik, Weatherall, & Stubbe – Pain in GP consultations

Keevallik, Weatherall, & Stubbe will present at IIEMCA 2019, Jul. 3-5, Mannheim. Being incapacitated by pain during medical consultations In the introduction to a recent overview text on the science of pain Battaglia (2016) suggested that pain is fascinating because it is about the subjectivity of people’s sensory experiences and the impossibility to fully share …

Freiburg Colloquium: Keevallik – Transmitting experience

Keevallik will be presenting an invited talk at the Freiburg Colloquium on Transferring embodied knowledge, Feb. 2019. Transmitting experience of body movements through voice One of the biggest challenges in instructing other bodies is conveying how performing a skill should be felt from “the inside” of the body. Verbal devices often fall short, even though …

NORDISCO 2018: Keevallik – Emergent syntax

Keevallik presented a plenary talk at NORDISCO 2018. Emergent syntax in the embodied world 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 abstracted knowledge does not in itself guarantee mutual understanding here and now. A …

OFTI 2018: Weatherall & Keevallik – Displays of pain

Weatherall & Keevallik presented at the OFTI conference, this year at Stockholm University. Displays of pain at the doctor's office This study targets sudden displays of pain in primary care doctor-patient interaction. We will demonstrate that the displays occur during various activities, including but not limited to physical examination, thus not in positions where they …

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. …