Keevallik: DARGchive Interview

Keevallik appeared in an interview about how she came to study the body and syntax and non-lexical vocalizations, her current work, and her future plans. You can find it in the DARGchive series of interviews with interactional researchers.   (Prior interviews include one with another of our team members, Sally Wiggins!)

Special Issue: Keevallik & Ogden: Sounds on the margins of language

Keevallik and Ogden have edited a special issue on Sounds on the margins of language - non-lexical vocalizations, response cries, whistles, breathing, and other 'liminal signs' (as Dingemanse writes in his discussant review of the special issue). Abstract: What do people do with sniffs, lip-smacks, grunts, moans, sighs, whistles, and clicks, where these are not …

IPrA 2019: Panel – Grammar-body interface in social interaction

Leelo Keevallik & Simona Pekarek-Doehler are organising a panel at the upcoming IPrA conference in Hong Kong, concerning how the body and grammar are intertwined. Abstract: During the past two decades, the increased focus on naturally occurring language use, facilitated through the availability of audio and video recorded data for linguistic analysis, has led to …

New chapter: Keevallik – Multimodal ‘noun phrases’

Keevallik has an upcoming chapter in: The ‘Noun Phrase’ in Everyday Interaction across Languages, T. Ono & S. Thompson (Eds.). Typological Studies in Language. John Benjamins. Multimodal “noun phrases” In co-present interaction, participants’ bodies are continuously available for sense-making. Linguists, however, have generally analyzed grammatical patterns, such as noun phrases, separately from the rest of …