ICCA2018 panel on non-lexical-vocalizations

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Type Conference
Categoryies (tags) Uncategorized
Dates 2018/07/11 - 2018/07/15
Link http://icca2018.org
Address Loughborough University, UK
Geolocation 52° 46' 9", -1° 13' 29"
Abstract due 2017/09/05
Submission deadline 2017/09/30
Final version due
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CFP: ICCA2018 panel on non-lexical vocalizations in interaction:


Leelo Keevalik (Linkoping) and Richard Ogden (York) are planning to propose a panel at ICCA in 2018 on the topic of non-lexical vocalizations in interaction

In spoken interaction, there occur many vocalizations (or sound objects) that are composed of sounds made in the vocal tract which are not words or particles, but are non-lexical objects: examples from English in regular orthography include "ugh", "mmm", "argh!", "pfft!", "brr" (used in English to mark "cold"), "phew", and many others such as clicks or sighs. Items like these are clearly embedded within a linguistic context, but they are not normally thought of as linguistic objects: rather they are at the boundary of language and paralanguage, or non-language.

In this panel, we will focus on such non-lexical vocalizations. We welcome papers that address one or more of the following questions:

  • How do they relate to turn-construction?
  • How do they relate to action-sequencing?
  • How are they used as part of embodied practices?
  • What resources do participants have to make sense of them?
  • What are the cross-linguistic similarities and differences that can be observed?

Unravelling the delicacies of how non-lexical vocalizations are intertwined with speech, gesture and facial expression in the moment-by-moment unfolding of naturally occurring interaction across languages will help us to explore the boundaries between what is a linguistic item, what is a by-product of the human vocal tract, and what is socially organized.

If you're interested in submitting a paper to the panel, please send an abstract of up to 500 words (including data examples and references) to both the organizers by the 5 thSeptember 2017:

  • Leelo Keevalik (leelo.keevalik@liu.se)
  • Richard Ogden (richard.ogden@york.ac.uk)

Please feel free to contact us both informally before then.

We will accept or reject proposals by mid-September, allowing colleagues to submit their abstract either to the panel or independently (the official deadline for ICCA being 30th September). We aim to get a good coverage of languages and phenomena in the panel.