Author Archives: Saul B. Albert

Human Interaction Lab Data Session: Thursday 24th May 2018

The Human Interaction Laboratory Datasession will meet on Thursday 24th May 2018 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions, or have a look at this new resource from Arizona State University that discusses language and social interaction data analysis sessions from a variety of methodological/disciplinary perspectives: https://www.learninghowtolookandlisten.com.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

RSVP: saul.albert@tufts.edu / 857-222-5992

Data: Dr. Emily Hofstetter (Linköping University) will provide some video data recorded during a psychological memory experiment, to be examined as a social interaction. Particularly, some attention will be given to the assessments that are given by experimenters at the close of each trial. The extracts are very short, so a collection will be available. Data are in British English.

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Human Interaction Lab Data Session: Thursday 26th April 2018

The Human Interaction Laboratory Datasession will meet on Thursday 26th April 2018 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions, or have a look at this new resource from Arizona State University that discusses language and social interaction data analysis sessions from a variety of methodological/disciplinary perspectives: https://www.learninghowtolookandlisten.com.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

RSVP: saul.albert@tufts.edu / 857-222-5992

Data: Eva Maria Martika (University of Toronto) will provide data from her ongoing research on parent-child interactions among Albanian immigrants in Greece. We will focus on practices Albanian parents use to address their children. The practices of interest are address term inversions and (idiomatic Albanian) endearment expressions. The data are mainly in Albanian with some instances of code-switching in Greek.

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de Beer, C., Carragher, M., van Nispen, K., Hogrefe, K., De Ruiter, J. P., and Rose, M. L. (2017). How much information do people with aphasia convey via gesture? American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 26(2), 483-497.

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Reference: de Beer, C., Carragher, M., van Nispen, K., Hogrefe, K., De Ruiter, J. P., & Rose, M. L. (2017). How much information do people with aphasia convey via gesture? American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology26(2), 483-497.

Abstract:

Purpose: People with aphasia (PWA) face significant challenges in verbally expressing their communicative intentions. Different types of gestures are produced spontaneously by PWA, and a potentially compensatory function of these gestures has been discussed. The current study aimed to investigate how much information PWA communicate through 3 types of gesture and the communicative effectiveness of such gestures.

Method: Listeners without language impairment rated the information content of short video clips taken from PWA in conversation. Listeners were asked to rate communication within a speech-only condition and a gesture + speech condition.

Results: The results revealed that the participants’ interpretations of the communicative intentions expressed in the clips of PWA were significantly more accurate in the gesture + speech condition for all tested gesture types.

Conclusion: It was concluded that all 3 gesture types under investigation contributed to the expression of semantic meaning communicated by PWA. Gestures are an important communicative means for PWA and should be regarded as such by their interlocutors. Gestures have been shown to enhance listeners’ interpretation of PWA’s overall communication.

Acknowledgments:
Carola de Beer was funded by a short-term PhD scholarship of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). Katharina Hogrefe was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG GO 968/3-3). Karin van Nispen was funded by the Jo Kolk Study Fund. Further acknowledgments go to Dr. Kazuki Sekine and Dr. Annett Jorschick for supporting the statistical analysis, to Dr. Abby Foster and Dr. Lucy Knox for their support in the preparatory phase of the experiment, and to the lecturers of the School of Allied Health at La Trobe University who helped with participant recruitment.

Human Interaction Lab Data Session: Thursday 15th March 2018

The Human Interaction Laboratory Datasession will meet on the 15th March 2018 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions, or have a look at this new resource from Arizona State University that discusses language and social interaction data analysis sessions from a variety of methodological/disciplinary perspectives: https://www.learninghowtolookandlisten.com.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

RSVP: saul.albert@tufts.edu / 857-222-5992

Data: Yusuke Arano from Chiba University, Japan provides data of ordinary, face-to-face, social interactions where the interactants share various linguistic repertoires. Particularly we will be looking at “Writing/drawing moments” in interactions which the interactants deal with intersubjective problems in situ. English is mainly spoken in the data.

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Human Interaction Lab Data Session: Thursday 22nd February 2018

The Human Interaction Laboratory Datasession will meet on the 22nd February 2018 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions, or have a look at this new resource from Arizona State University that discusses language and social interaction data analysis sessions from a variety of methodological/disciplinary perspectives: https://www.learninghowtolookandlisten.com.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

RSVP: saul.albert@tufts.edu / 857-222-5992

Data: We will be looking at some transcripts and video data from Edward Reynolds‘ recordings of a New Hampshire USA and Canberra Australia powerlifting team from his ongoing investigations into power lifters’ practices of team-membership and mutual observation, and in these data we will focus on the mundane mathematical procedures of adding and removing various denominations of weights from a bar.

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Human Interaction Lab data session 25th January 2018

The Human Interaction Laboratory Datasession will meet for its first session of the new year on the 25th January 2018 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions, or have a look at this new resource from Arizona State University that discusses language and social interaction data analysis sessions from a variety of methodological/disciplinary perspectives: https://www.learninghowtolookandlisten.com.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

RSVP: saul.albert@tufts.edu / 857-222-5992

Data: We will be looking at some transcripts and video data from Adrian Kerrison’s research on the co-production of cheering. This session will focus on video data from inside a college ice hockey Student Section of participants working together to make sense of an in-game event and organize collective responses.

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Human Interaction Lab Data Session: 14th December 2017

The Human Interaction Laboratory data session will meet on the 14th December 2017 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155 from 3-5pm. There is parking outside the building, please meet outside the lab on the second floor (follow the numbers around the corridor from on the second floor until you arrive at 2580.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

Contact: saul.albert@tufts.edu / 857-222-5992 for more information or if you need directions once you arrive.

Data: For this session we will be looking at video data collected by Dr. Kristen Bottema-Beutel during a team building workshop that was part of a counselor-in- training program at a sports summer camp in the Western United States. In this workshop, there are five teenagers participating, two of whom have disabilities and three of whom are typically developing. The group is engaging in an activity involving a ‘photo challenge’ where the group is presented with two laminated pages of photos taken in different locations throughout the camp. The challenge is to guess where at camp each photo was taken.

In general, our data session look at a variety of data from everyday conversations and interaction in more constrained and institutional contexts. If you have some data you’d like to bring to the session – please contact saul.albert@tufts.edu.

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A successful launch for the HI Lab

The HI Lab launch audience

Last Friday 29th September we had a launch for the new Human Interaction Lab at Tufts. We were lucky enough to have a great line-up of speakers including our director, Prof. J. P. de Ruiter, who gave a talk introducing to some key practical and philosophical problems in the study of human interaction entitled “How psychologists should not study interaction”.

You can find abstracts and additional readings for Professor De Ruiter’s talk and for our other speakers’ talks on the launch invite.

Professor Jonathan Potter launches the HI LabProf. De Ruiter’s talk also provided a great introduction to Prof. Jonathan Potter’s presentation: “A discursive approach to psychological matters”, which gave a brief introduction to the history and motivations of Discursive Psychology (which, as we learned in the talk, involves the application of Conversation Analysis and Ethnomethodology to key themes and topics in Psychology). Prof. Potter then showed how we could use this empirical approach to address key topics in psychology e.g. attitudes, memory and attribution, by examining the details of interactional conduct.

Professor Alexa Hepburn launches the HI LabProfessor Alexa Hepburn then gave us a wonderful taste of what this research field actually looks like by handing out sheets of transcribed phone call data and guiding us through an analysis of emotion in interaction. She demonstrated how emotion can function in very different ways: as an impediment to ongoing talk on a child support referral helpline, as the ‘main business’ of a call between intimate friends or family, and how eliciting emotional responses and displays can work as a diagnostic tool for a therapist in a psychotherapy session.

We gave our guests a tour of the brand new HI Lab, and they graced our cameras with our very first lab recording!

We would like to extend our thanks again to our speakers, and to all who came and supported our launch, and to the many people who made the lab launch possible, especially Chris Hogan and Cynthia Goddard for their sterling work as we prepared for lift off.

Snazzy HI Lab StickersYou can keep up with forthcoming events, news and data sessions at the HI Lab on our twitter feed or subscribe to our mailing list: a low-volume announcement list which we’ll use only when we have something new and exciting to tell you about.

Finally, we also gave away some swag: our snazzy high quality vinyl laptop stickers to celebrate the launch. We have a limited number of these to give away, so if you want one, you can come to one of our data sessions, or get in touch and we’ll send you one!

 

 

Human Interaction Lab data session: 26th October 2017

The Human Interaction Laboratory data session will meet on the 26th October 2017 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155 from 3-5pm (note the later time from last month). There is parking outside the building, please meet outside the lab on the second floor (follow the numbers around the corridor from on the second floor until you arrive at 2580.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

Contact: saul.albert@tufts.edu / 857-222-5992 for more information or if you need directions once you arrive.

Data: For this session we will be looking at audio data from co-present interactions in the Conversation Analytic British National Corpus (CABNC) https://saulalbert.github.io/CABNC/. This open data repository includes rough but searchable and linguistically coded transcripts synced with hundreds of hours of recordings of made by people from a representative range of socio-demographic categories and regions in the UK carrying tape recorders around and capturing talk in their everyday lives. As well as looking at data together as usual, an additional aim of this session is to discuss the evidential constraints and analytic opportunities afforded by this  unusually large corpus of naturally occurring conversation.

In general, our data session look at a variety of data from everyday conversations and interaction in more constrained and institutional contexts. If you have some data you’d like to bring to the session – please contact saul.albert@tufts.edu.

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Human Interaction Lab Data Session #1: 28th September 2017

The Human Interaction Laboratory Data Analysis session (HILDA) will meet for its inaugural session on the 28th September 2017 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions, or have a look at this new resource from Arizona State University that discusses language and social interaction data analysis sessions from a variety of methodological/disciplinary perspectives: https://www.learninghowtolookandlisten.com.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

RSVP: saul.albert@tufts.edu / 857-222-5992

Data: TBC.

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