DMCA2022: Pelikan: How an autonomous shuttle bus could sound in interaction

At the online Digital Meeting for Conversation Analysis, Oct. 31st-Nov. 4th 2022, Pelikan presented on "How an autonomous shuttle bus could sound in interaction". Abstract: Sound, often in the form of honks, is an important interaction device for managing accountability on the road (Deppermann et al., 2018; Laurier et al., 2020). Autonomous shuttle buses are …

DMCA2022: Kerrison: Anticipatory responses by sports crowds

At the online Digital Meeting for Conversation Analysis, Oct. 31st-Nov. 4th 2022, Kerrison presented on "Anticipatory responses by sports crowds" Abstract: Crowd noise in sport is typically associated with loud and dramatic responses to consequential in-game events: a goal in the final moments, an egregious foul by an opponent, the final whistle that confirms a …

DMCA2022: Löfgren: Depictions as interactionally achieved local performances at opera rehearsals

At the online Digital Meeting for Conversation Analysis, Oct. 31st-Nov. 4th 2022, Löfgren presented on "Depictions as interactionally achieved local performances at opera rehearsals". Abstract: During opera rehearsals, participants often position their bodies in different ways to visually demonstrate what they could do on stage to portray their characters. Similarly, they use their voices to …

IPrA2021: Löfgren: Non-lexical vocalizations as local words during instructive sequences in opera rehearsals

With the non-lexicals and multisensoriality panel, Löfgren presented "Non-lexical vocalizations as local words during instructive sequences in opera rehearsals" Abstract: This paper explores sequences where non-lexical vocalizations are recycled in instructive tellings during scenic opera rehearsals that target the combination of music and dramatic action. During the rehearsals depictive (Clark, 2016) non-lexical vocalizations are frequently …

Wiggins: Beyond the battles of the dinner table

Wiggins has published an article in The Psychologist magazine covering her research into family mealtimes and children's eating habits. In particular, she covers ways in which children's food preferences can become a source of tension when certain sequences of talk are initiated. It's open access - take a look!

Kerrison: Ulster seminar talk: Cheering for make-believe

Our newest team member, Adrian Kerrison, presented a talk at the Linguistics Research Seminar at Ulster University, Belfast, Apr 14/22: Nothing to Shout About: Mutual understanding, response relevance, and cheering for make-believe Abstract: How does a wild squirrel "score a touchdown" at a game of American Football? How do two invisible, imaginary wrestlers engage in …

Keevallik: Vocalizations in dance classes teach body knowledge

Keevallik has published in Linguistics Vanguard on the use of non-lexical vocalizations and their use by instructors for coaching dance. Abstract: Language is believed to be a central device for communicating meaning and knowledge between humans. It is superb in its capacity to code abstract ideas and displaced information, which can be conveyed from person …

Wiggins & Keevallik: Lipsmacks

Wiggins and Keevallik have a new article on how mothers use 'lipsmack' sounds when feeding their infants, entitled 'Parental lip-smacks during infant mealtimes: Multimodal features and social functions', in Interactional Linguistics. Abstract The lip-smack is a communicative vocal tract sound that has received very little research attention, with most work examining them in nonhuman primate …