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. …