Hofstetter: Nonlexical moans in board games

Hofstetter has published 'Nonlexical 'moans': Response cries in board games'. Abstract: This article examines nonlexical vocalizations in board game interactions, focusing on “moans.” Moans are prolonged, voiced, response cries. Moans react to game events where the player has suffered in some way. Despite the complaint-relevant nature of moans, game actions are never withdrawn in response …

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’ …

IIEMCA19: Hofstetter – Culture at the board

Hofstetter will present at IIEMCA2019, Jul.3-5 Mannheim. Culture at the board: Non-lexical vocalizations and navigating the accountability of competition In this paper, I examine the actions that constitute acceptable game play, in order to show an example of ‘gameplay culture’. How is it that players can both accept a move that has harmed them (as …

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. …

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 …