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 …

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 …

IPrA2021: Non-lexicals and multisensoriality panel

Hofstetter and Keevallik have organized a panel at IPrA2021 on non-lexical vocalizations and how they are used to do sensory work, "Nonlexical vocalizations and the sensing body", IPrA, June 27-July 2, Winterthur, Switzerland. We are joined by the following experts and their research presentations: Emily Hofstetter. Interactionally situating the power scream: Analyzing bodily motivated vocalizations …

IPrA2021: Wiggins & Keevallik: Lip-smacks and mealtimes

Wiggins and Keevallik are presenting the paper "Lip-smacks and the multimodal co-ordination of eating with an infant" at IPrA2021, June 27-July 2, Winterthur, Switzerland. Their paper is part of the panel "Food-in-the-making, Materiality and Sensoriality in Social Interaction", organized by Sally Wiggins & Lorenza Mondada.

Keevallik @ Linköping University: Varför grymtar man på gymmet?

Keevallik has appeared in Linköping University's lecture series Populärvetenskapliga Veckan 2020 (Popular Science Week). The lecture covers an introduction to non-lexical vocalizations (in Swedish). Abstract: Leelo Keevallik, professor i språk och kultur Människor uttalar olika märkliga ljud, såsom att man säger mmm när maten smakar gott eller utbrister ett besviket uaaah när motspelaren gör ett …

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 …

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 …