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  • 1.
    Hofstetter, Emily
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Culture and Society, Division of Language, Culture and Interaction. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Keevallik, Leelo
    Linköping University, Department of Culture and Society, Division of Language, Culture and Interaction. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Löfgren, Agnes
    Linköping University, Department of Culture and Society, Division of Language, Culture and Interaction. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Suspending Syntax: Bodily Strain and Progressivity in Talk2021In: Frontiers in Communication, E-ISSN 2297-900X, Vol. 6, article id 663307Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    People speak not only under relaxed conditions but also during strenuous activities, and grammatical resources can be used to achieve displays of strain. This study looks at the relationship between progressivity of talk and bodily strain, focusing on the practice of temporarily suspending syntax while the speaker is accomplishing a physically challenging task. Based on examples from two different physical activities, rock climbing and opera rehearsals, the paper argues that the practice of suspending syntax is a resource available across contexts to render prominence to the strained body and highlight ongoing movement or other bodily action. By placing the strain-based display of incapacity to talk at a moment when the emerging syntactic structure is incomplete, participants maintain rights to resume talk while also presenting themselves as possessing the physical capacity to do so. Suspending syntax is shown to be a minutely timed speakers technique that takes advantage of the emergent nature of syntax and that demonstrates how speakers organize language in relation to the sensing and moving body.

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    Löfgren, Agnes
    Linköping University, Department of Culture and Society, Division of Language, Culture and Interaction. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Bodies to suit the music: Depictions in opera rehearsals2023Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis investigates how participants in 20 hours of video-recorded scenic opera rehearsals make use of depictions (Clark, 2016), a communicative strategy based on iconicity, to create performance bodies, i.e. what the performers should do on stage to music. The method is grounded in ethnomethodologically informed conversation analysis and interactional linguistics (EMCAIL). The thesis aims to reveal how participants in opera rehearsals construct and respond to depictions, what interactional and semiotic functions depictions carry, and the nature of the relationship between depictions and descriptions, and in extension between language and the body in social interaction.

    The thesis comprises three individual articles. Article I focuses on how performers and the director deploy depictions in proposals of performance bodies. It is argued that depictions reference both themselves as the current state of the artwork, and prototypes of mundane behaviour (distal scenes). The article compares the self-referentiality, or introversive semiosis, of depictions with how interactional practices in general develop over time. Article II focuses specifically on how performers make proposals with depictions. The article concludes that depictions are multimodal gestalts whose interpersonal coordination reflects the distribution of deontic rights during the rehearsals in a visuospatial way, beyond the adjacency pair. Article III focuses on changes in turn design, and the relative deployment of depictions and descriptions, over joint decision-making micro-histories. It is shown how proposals move from descriptive to increasingly depictive states as the participants assure that there is displayed epistemic access to, and alignment and agreement with, the proposed performance bodies. The use of language early in the process secures conditionally relevant responses to the proposed ideas and thereby successful outcomes of proposals. The article reveals the essentially joint nature of the decision-making process on performance bodies.

    The thesis uncovers the temporally heterogenous nature of depictions. They are achieved in stepwise manners: both in terms of their moment-by-moment realization in turns, and in terms of their development over interactional histories. They are dialogically achieved both in the local and historical sense: their successful realization is dependent on cooperation from co-present participants who are also intrinsically involved in their development over time. Further, it is argued that depictions are both an interactional practice for creating opera performances and the very same performances at their current states. The thesis contributes to a holistic and integrated view of social interaction where no resources, whether traditionally conceived of as linguistic or not, are considered more important than others for the local constitution of social action.

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    1. Introversive semiosis in action: depictions in opera rehearsals
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introversive semiosis in action: depictions in opera rehearsals
    2021 (English)In: Social Semiotics, ISSN 1035-0330, E-ISSN 1470-1219, Vol. 33, no 3, p. 601-620Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    This paper focuses on how opera rehearsal participants use depictions to accomplish proposals; they use a locally created scene, comprised of concrete embodiments to represent another physically or temporally distant scene. Whereas earlier work investigating depictions in interaction has mainly focused on demonstrations in pedagogical scenarios, this paper will discuss how depictions serve the ongoing creation, and aesthetic negotiation, of a yet-to-be-artistic product. In simultaneously creating and referencing iterations of this artwork, participants depictions are both self-referential, in introversive semiosis, as well as externally referencing prototypes of mundane behaviour, in extroversive semiosis. We argue that the negotiations of the extroversive and introversive references through depiction constitute the artistic labour of creating a performance. Furthermore, we suggest that the iterative nature of rehearsing an artistic piece demonstrates analogies between introversive semiosis and interactional techniques for projection and depiction. Opera is accomplished through dynamic collaborative social processes, techniques for which include the depictions described in this paper.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Taylor & Francis Group, 2021
    Keywords
    Opera rehearsals; multimodal interaction analysis; depictions; introversive semiosis; aesthetics; social interaction
    National Category
    Art History
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-175427 (URN)10.1080/10350330.2021.1907180 (DOI)000637232500001 ()
    Note

    Funding Agencies|VetenskapsradetSwedish Research Council [2016-00827]

    Available from: 2021-05-04 Created: 2021-05-04 Last updated: 2023-10-19Bibliographically approved
    2. Relocating to Depict: Managing the Interactional Agenda at Opera Rehearsals
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Relocating to Depict: Managing the Interactional Agenda at Opera Rehearsals
    2023 (English)In: Research on Language and Social Interaction, ISSN 0835-1813, E-ISSN 1532-7973, Vol. 56, no 3, p. 209-230Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    A performer in an opera has to portray the character they are playing not only through the music but also in their visuospatial behaviors on stage. This article is about how performers and directors negotiate such portrayals through depictions that make proposed actions available for the other participants. The focus is on how depictions are initiated, through relocations in space, and how these initiations are responded to. We see how performer and director collaboratively manage the complex visuospatial requirements of a successful rehearsal. Data are in Swedish and English.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2023
    National Category
    General Language Studies and Linguistics
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-197580 (URN)10.1080/08351813.2023.2235968 (DOI)001052681200002 ()
    Note

    Funding Agencies|Vetenskapsradet [2016-00827]

    Available from: 2023-09-11 Created: 2023-09-11 Last updated: 2023-10-19
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    Löfgren, Agnes
    Linköping University, Department of Culture and Society, Division of Language, Culture and Interaction. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Relocating to Depict: Managing the Interactional Agenda at Opera Rehearsals2023In: Research on Language and Social Interaction, ISSN 0835-1813, E-ISSN 1532-7973, Vol. 56, no 3, p. 209-230Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A performer in an opera has to portray the character they are playing not only through the music but also in their visuospatial behaviors on stage. This article is about how performers and directors negotiate such portrayals through depictions that make proposed actions available for the other participants. The focus is on how depictions are initiated, through relocations in space, and how these initiations are responded to. We see how performer and director collaboratively manage the complex visuospatial requirements of a successful rehearsal. Data are in Swedish and English.

  • 4.
    Löfgren, Agnes
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Culture and Society, Division of Language, Culture and Interaction. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Hofstetter, Emily
    Linköping University, Department of Culture and Society, Division of Language, Culture and Interaction. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Introversive semiosis in action: depictions in opera rehearsals2021In: Social Semiotics, ISSN 1035-0330, E-ISSN 1470-1219, Vol. 33, no 3, p. 601-620Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper focuses on how opera rehearsal participants use depictions to accomplish proposals; they use a locally created scene, comprised of concrete embodiments to represent another physically or temporally distant scene. Whereas earlier work investigating depictions in interaction has mainly focused on demonstrations in pedagogical scenarios, this paper will discuss how depictions serve the ongoing creation, and aesthetic negotiation, of a yet-to-be-artistic product. In simultaneously creating and referencing iterations of this artwork, participants depictions are both self-referential, in introversive semiosis, as well as externally referencing prototypes of mundane behaviour, in extroversive semiosis. We argue that the negotiations of the extroversive and introversive references through depiction constitute the artistic labour of creating a performance. Furthermore, we suggest that the iterative nature of rehearsing an artistic piece demonstrates analogies between introversive semiosis and interactional techniques for projection and depiction. Opera is accomplished through dynamic collaborative social processes, techniques for which include the depictions described in this paper.

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