MuCC Pelikan: How robot sounds are oriented to in everyday home interactions

Pelikan will be presenting at Mensch und Computer Conference 2019, Sept. 9, in Hamburg, Germany on: "A Stubborn Child” – How Robot Sounds are Oriented to in Everyday Situated Interaction at Home". This will be part of a workshop on "Interacting with Robots and Virtual Agents? Robotic Systems in Situated Action and Social Encounters" Abstract: …

Wiggins: A preliminary classification of gustatory mmms

Wiggins has published in Frontiers in Psychology on gustatory mmms. (open access!) Moments of pleasure: A preliminary classification of gustatory mmms and the enactment of enjoyment during infant mealtimes The enjoyment of food and the sharing of mealtimes is a normative cultural and social practice. Empirical research on eating enjoyment has, however, been a rather neglected …

Keevallik: Vocalizing and the body in interaction, Stockholm

Keevallik is presenting a talk at Stockholm University, May 22nd 2019. Vocalizing and the body in interaction The human body is regularly ignored in studies of language. Based on data from occasions of joint physical work, such as clearing a sheep stable, and instruction of dance and pilates, the paper shows how vocal resources are …

MOBSIN9: Pelikan – Encounters with a social robot data session

Pelikan will present data at MOBSIN 2019, Leuven 15-17 May, 2019. Encounters with a social robot: Data session. The data for this data session come from a small corpus of video recordings of 4 pairs of people interacting with a Cozmo toy robot, a small robot inspired by Pixar’s Wall-E and Eve. Encountering a social …

Hofstetter: Making visible the (ostensibly) invisible

Hofstetter presented a talk at the Linköping IKK's Högreseminarium series, March 20, 2019. Thinking and moaning: Making visible the ostensibly invisible 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 ‘inaccessible’ by virtue of being private. Unless a …

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 …

Inaugural workshop report: Ideophones and non-lexicals

Written by Agnes Löfgren & Hannah Pelikan See also Mark Dingemanse's notes on the event on his website: Part 1; Part 2. Inspirational Keynote Lectures To kick off our project and to examine and discuss vocalizations from a broad range of settings, we held an inaugural workshop on “Ideophones and Non-Lexical Vocalizations” on November 28-30. …

Ideophones and non-lexicals: Inaugural workshop

Our first workshop welcomes Prof. Mark Dingemanse and Prof. Richard Ogden to Linköping to compare ideophones and non-lexical vocalizations, and to discuss conventionalization and context of use. We will examine data in a multitude of settings, including interactions with robots, mealtimes, and classrooms. The workshop runs November 28th to November 30th. A report of the …

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 …