NLV Team: Introduction to Non-lexicals video

We've made a video giving an overview of what we research! You can check it out here: https://youtu.be/HpzmnBNfloY https://youtu.be/HpzmnBNfloY Scientific references: Cekaite, A., & Kvist Holm, M. (2017). The Comforting Touch: Tactile Intimacy and Talk in Managing Children’s Distress. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 50(2), 109–127. https://doi.org/10.1080/08351813.2017.1301293 Dingemanse, M. (2018). Redrawing the margins of …

IPrA2021: Hofstetter: Power screams and bodily motivated sounds

Hofstetter is presenting at IPrA2021 with the paper "Interactionally situating the power scream: Analyzing bodily motivated vocalizations", IPrA, June 27-July 2, Winterthur, Switzerland. Abstract: Everyday interaction is filled with sounds that are connected to bodily events: breathing, sniffing (Hoey, 2020), crying (Hepburn, 2004), grunting, and so on. Most linguistic theories, however, exclude the body from …

Keevallik: LANSI Lecture Jan. 2021: Syntax and multimodality in pedagogical practice

Keevallik was invited to give a plenary lecture on embodied syntax at LANSI, January 15 2021. Abstract: Syntax and multimodality in pedagogical practice It is widely accepted that in order to communicate intellectual information people use language in both spoken and written form. When it comes to teaching bodily skills, however, a combination of linguistic …

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 …