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Keevallik, Leelo, ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-2175-8710
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Keevallik, L. (2024). Strain grunts and the organization of participation (1ed.). In: Lorenza Mondada, Anssi Peräkylä (Ed.), New Perspectives on Goffman in Language and Interaction: (pp. 143-169). New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Strain grunts and the organization of participation
2024 (English)In: New Perspectives on Goffman in Language and Interaction / [ed] Lorenza Mondada, Anssi Peräkylä, New York: Routledge, 2024, 1, p. 143-169Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter looks at how people vocally display bodily strain. While strain sounds can be a “leakage” of an individual bodily effort, they can also be performed without tension beyond what is necessary for their production, and acted upon by co-present others. The study re-specifies the pioneering but impressionistic account of response cries by Goffman (1978) through analyzing the minute mutual temporalities of vocal and bodily strain in the recordings of naturally occurring strain grunts during physical work and body instruction. The chapter argues that strain grunts are regularly produced alongside bodily effort, with variable phonetic characteristics, with outbreaths reflecting tension release, and at moments when the success of the effort is at risk. This leads to local (re)configuration of embodied participation in the task at hand and the emergence of strain displays as having been informative.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2024 Edition: 1
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-198199 (URN)10.4324/9781003094111 (DOI)9781003094111 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-09-29 Created: 2023-09-29 Last updated: 2023-11-16Bibliographically approved
Wiggins, S. & Keevallik, L. (2023). Transformations of disgust in interaction: The intertwinement of face, sound, and the body. Social Interaction. Video-Based Studies of Human Sociality, 6(2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transformations of disgust in interaction: The intertwinement of face, sound, and the body
2023 (English)In: Social Interaction. Video-Based Studies of Human Sociality, E-ISSN 2446-3620, Vol. 6, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Expressions of disgust have typically been studied as isolated faces or voices but rarely as embodied practices in everyday interaction. Building on multimodal interactional research on emotions and sensoriality, this paper addresses disgust as a unique topic at the intersection between psychological theory and interactional facts. A case of an adult enacting post-consumption disgust is analysed, detailing the transformation of the facial, auditory, and embodied expressions across interactional sequences and in collaboration with others. The paper showcases the variability of disgust expressions and their involvement in social actions such as displaying stamina or stoicism toward challenges.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen, Denmark: Institut for Nordiske Studier og Sprogvidenskab (NorS), 2023
Keywords
disgust, embodiment, facial, multimodal, vocal
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology) Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-194564 (URN)10.7146/si.v6i2.134841 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-06-08 Created: 2023-06-08 Last updated: 2023-07-06Bibliographically approved
Amon, M. & Keevallik, L. (2022). Ebalohklause eesti keeles: ühest seni tähelepanuta jäänud lauseliigist [Pseudo-cleft: on a hitherto undescribed syntactic construction in Estonian]. Emakeele seltsi aastaraamat, 67, 7-25
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ebalohklause eesti keeles: ühest seni tähelepanuta jäänud lauseliigist [Pseudo-cleft: on a hitherto undescribed syntactic construction in Estonian]
2022 (Estonian)In: Emakeele seltsi aastaraamat, ISSN 0206-3735, Vol. 67, p. 7-25Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper asks whether there are any pseudo-cleft structures in Estonian. Grammars do not account for them, but we found fitting examples from both spoken and written usage, in particular from public speeches. Functionally, they are similar to what has been described in other languages: what-initial constructions project longer explanations and launch new topics, thereby structuring discourse and (re-)engaging participants. Since studies on pseudo-clefts in spoken interaction have revealed a high degree of structural variability even in languages that make prolific use of them, such as French and Hebrew, we suggest that they are also grammaticized in Estonian.

Abstract [et]

Kirjutises vaatleme ebalohklausete esinemust eesti keeles. Kuigineid grammatikates ei käsitleta, leidsime näiteid nii suulisest kõnest, eriti avalikustsuhtlusest, kui ka tõlkekorpustest. Funktsionaalselt vastavad need juba kirjeldatudmustritele teistes keeltes: mis/mida-algulised konstruktsioonid alustavad pikemaidselgitusi ja uusi teemasid, olles seega eelkõige diskursuse liigendajad ja osalejatetähelepanu (tagasi)tõmbamise vahendid. Kuna ka kõige ohtramalt ebalohklauseidkasutavate keelte (nt prantsuse ja heebrea keele) suulises kasutuses on täheldatudnende rikkalikku vormilist varieerumist, küsime, kas ka eesti keele puhul võiksrääkida juba grammatiseerunud lausetüübist.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tallinn, Estonia: Estonian Academy Publishers, 2022
Keywords
general linguistics, comparative linguistics, syntax, conversation analysis, multimodal conversation analysis, focus, üldkeeleteadus, võrdlev keeleteadus, süntaks, vestlusanalüüs, multimodaalne suhtlusanalüüs, fookus
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-190893 (URN)10.3176/esa67.01 (DOI)000823266100001 ()2-s2.0-85134247303 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-01-05 Created: 2023-01-05 Last updated: 2023-06-26Bibliographically approved
Pelikan, H., Hou, Y.-Y. T., Fu, J., Keevallik, L., Broth, M. & Jung, M. (2022). Interaction Prototyping With Video: Bridging Video Interaction Analysis & Design. In: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI ’22 Extended Abstracts): . Paper presented at CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York, NY, USA
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Interaction Prototyping With Video: Bridging Video Interaction Analysis & Design
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2022 (English)In: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI ’22 Extended Abstracts), New York, NY, USA, 2022Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this course you will learn how to use video data for prototyping. The course provides hands-on training in working with video clips, including transcription and identification of relevant actions. You will familiarize with core interaction analytic concepts (grounded in ethnomethodology and conversation analysis) and will learn how to do an action-by-action analysis. Working on the design case of everyday interaction with automatic doors, you will learn how video interaction analysis can be embedded in an iterative design process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, NY, USA: , 2022
Keywords
interaction analysis, interaction design, prototyping, video analysis, multimodal interaktionsanalys, interaktionsdesign, video analys
National Category
Languages and Literature Computer and Information Sciences Robotics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-181836 (URN)10.1145/3491101.3503765 (DOI)
Conference
CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Funder
Vinnova, 2021-03400
Available from: 2022-10-18 Created: 2022-10-18 Last updated: 2022-10-18
Pelikan, H., Hou, Y.-Y. T., Fu, J., Keevallik, L., Broth, M. & Jung, M. F. (2022). Interaction Prototyping With Video: Bridging Video Interaction Analysis & Design. In: Simone Barbosa, Cliff Lampe, Caroline Appert, David A. Shamma (Ed.), CHI EA '22: Extended Abstracts of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: . Paper presented at 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New Orleans, LA, USA, 29 April - 5 May 2022. ACM Digital Library
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Interaction Prototyping With Video: Bridging Video Interaction Analysis & Design
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2022 (English)In: CHI EA '22: Extended Abstracts of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems / [ed] Simone Barbosa, Cliff Lampe, Caroline Appert, David A. Shamma, ACM Digital Library, 2022Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this course you will learn how to use video data for prototyping. The course provides hands-on training in working with video clips, including transcription and identifcation of relevant actions. You will familiarize with core interaction analytic concepts (grounded in ethnomethodology and conversation analysis) and will learn how to do an action-by-action analysis. Working on the design case of everyday interaction with automatic doors, you will learn how video interaction analysis can be embedded in an iterative design process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACM Digital Library, 2022
Keywords
interaction analysis, interaction design, prototyping, video analysis
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies Languages and Literature Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-197398 (URN)10.1145/3491101.3503765 (DOI)2-s2.0-85129746561 (Scopus ID)9781450391566 (ISBN)
Conference
2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New Orleans, LA, USA, 29 April - 5 May 2022
Funder
Vinnova, 2021-03400
Available from: 2023-09-04 Created: 2023-09-04 Last updated: 2023-09-15Bibliographically approved
Soderlundh, H. & Keevallik, L. (2022). Labour mobility across the Baltic Sea: Language brokering at a blue-collar workplace in Sweden. Language in society (London. Print)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Labour mobility across the Baltic Sea: Language brokering at a blue-collar workplace in Sweden
2022 (English)In: Language in society (London. Print), ISSN 0047-4045, E-ISSN 1469-8013Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In this case study we investigate the role of transnational networks and language brokering in labour migration within the European Union. By describing the working days of Estonians hired by a city maintenance company in Sweden, we demonstrate how language skills and network ties of a manager enable work migration in the local context. Most of the recruited workers belong to the managers circle of family and friends. The manager is thus both capitalising on his social relationships and reinforcing a social support network in the receiving country for the individuals involved. The article promotes our understanding of the interface between migration, multilingualism, and language brokering in the understudied blue-collar workplaces and dissects the social and economic values of linguistic resources in work migration across the Baltic Sea. The data consist of ethnographic observations of daily work routines, video recordings of interaction, and interviews.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, 2022
Keywords
Labour migration; multilingualism; manual work; language broker
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-187863 (URN)10.1017/S0047404522000392 (DOI)000840361000001 ()
Note

Funding Agencies|Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies [66/17]

Available from: 2022-08-30 Created: 2022-08-30 Last updated: 2022-09-09
Keevallik, L. (2022). The Body in Social Interaction. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Body in Social Interaction
2022 (English)In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of CommunicationArticle, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Communicative action can be carried out by not only verbal but also embodied means. People regularly use multimodal resources to make sense for each other. Consider a mundane activity, such as a greeting. In addition to the choice of lexical items to fit the relationship, such as “hi,” “yo,” or “good morning, Mister Smith,” extreme prosody featuring high pitch, increased loudness, and extensive lengthening on a “hi” may be necessary for your friend to feel recognized and truly appreciated. In some contexts and relationships, a handshake, a bow, or a hug may be mandatory, while the appropriate duration of those behaviors, the adequate spatial distance, and the exact positions of touch are culturally significant. Across activity settings, bodily behavior is regularly treated as meaningful by coparticipants, as it plays a role in action formation alongside the use of lexicon and grammar. Qualitatively different semiotic resources are juxtaposed so that they mutually elaborate each other and constitute actions within the locally emerging interactional sequences, as understood by the current participants. Aspects such as gaze, gesture, posture, objects, and movement are all potentially recruited to achieve social action, depending on the praxeological context. It is, for example, crucial to pay attention to a specific area in the surrounding space when someone does a pointing gesture or to adjust one’s pace when interacting on the go. We are held socially accountable for our embodied behavior, be it designed for others or not, and the body is constantly interpreted in regard to its action import. Social actions can furthermore be exclusively carried out by the bodies within their spatial, material, and praxeological settings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022
Keywords
social interaction, social action, embodiment, multimodality, action sequence, prosody, gesture, posture, mobility, materiality
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-190895 (URN)10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.135 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-01-05 Created: 2023-01-05 Last updated: 2024-01-29Bibliographically approved
Hofstetter, E. & Keevallik, L. (2021). ”More than meets the eye”: Accessing senses in social interaction. Social Interaction: Video Based Studies of Human Sociality, 4(3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>”More than meets the eye”: Accessing senses in social interaction
2021 (English)In: Social Interaction: Video Based Studies of Human Sociality, ISSN 2446-3620, Vol. 4, no 3Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen, Denmark: Koebenhavns Universitet, Institut for Nordiske Studier og Sprogvidenskab, 2021
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-184661 (URN)10.7146/si.v4i3.128152 (DOI)
Available from: 2022-04-29 Created: 2022-04-29 Last updated: 2022-05-25Bibliographically approved
Keevallik, L. & Weidner, M. (2021). OKAY projecting embodied compliance to directives. In: Emma Betz, Arnulf Deppermann, Lorenza Mondada, Marja-Leena Sorjonen (Ed.), OKAY across languages: toward a comparative approach to its use in talk-in-interaction (pp. 338-362). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Open this publication in new window or tab >>OKAY projecting embodied compliance to directives
2021 (English)In: OKAY across languages: toward a comparative approach to its use in talk-in-interaction / [ed] Emma Betz, Arnulf Deppermann, Lorenza Mondada, Marja-Leena Sorjonen, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2021, p. 338-362Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter on Estonian and Polish OKAY focuses on complying responses to high entitlement directives. The responses are built of two parts, the verbal OKAY that completes the adjacency pair and an embodied compliance that ensues. The OKAY provides an immediate verbal notification and acceptance of the suggested action trajectory, which is relevant for the co-participants’ continuing coordination of activities in progress, while the projected embodied compliance is necessarily deferred. By looking at two genetically and historically unrelated languages and showing a similar response pattern in them, we hope to illustrate the general interactional potential of the particle OKAY, and perhaps begin to understand some of its cross-linguistic allure.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2021
Series
Studies in Language and Social Interaction ; 34
Keywords
directive sequence, compliance, embodied action, response, compliance projector, acceptance, Polish, Estonian, okay
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-177510 (URN)10.1075/slsi.34.11kee (DOI)9789027260284 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-06-28 Created: 2021-06-28 Last updated: 2022-11-21Bibliographically approved
Wiggins, S. & Keevallik, L. (2021). Parental lipsmacks during infant mealtimes: Multimodal features and social functions. Interactional Linguistics, 1(2), 241-272
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Parental lipsmacks during infant mealtimes: Multimodal features and social functions
2021 (English)In: Interactional Linguistics, ISSN 2666-4224, Vol. 1, no 2, p. 241-272Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The lip-smack is a communicative sound object that has received very little research attention, with most work examining their occurrence in nonhu- man primate interaction. The current paper aims to dissect the social poten- tial of lip-smacks in human interaction. The analysis examines a corpus of 391 lip-smack particles produced by English-speaking parents while feeding their infants. A multimodal interaction analysis details the main features: (1) rhythmical production in a series, (2) facial-embodied aspects, and (3) tem- poral organisation. Lip-smacks occurred in prosodically grouped chains of mostly 3 or 5 particles, with accompanying facial expressions, and were co- ordinated with the infants’ chewing. They highlight the mechanics of chew- ing while framing eating as a pleasant interactional event.

The paper contributes not only to the distinctly social functions of a sound object hitherto ignored in linguistics but also to research on interac- tional exchanges in early childhood and their potential connection to the sociality of nonhuman primates.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2021
Keywords
infant, interaction analysis, lip-smacks, multimodal, primate interaction, sound object
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-184658 (URN)10.1075/il.21006.wig (DOI)
Note

Funding: We are very thankful for funding support from the Swedish Research Council grant VR 2016-00827, “Vocal practices for coordinating human action”.

Available from: 2022-04-29 Created: 2022-04-29 Last updated: 2023-07-10Bibliographically approved
Projects
Labour from the Baltic Sea region: Language, migration and daily working life among Polish and Estonian citizens in Sweden. [66/2017_OSS]; Södertörn University
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