Author Archives: Saul B. Albert

Halloween Interaction Lab Data Session: Wednesday 31st October 2018

The Human Interaction Laboratory Datasession will meet on Wednesday 31stOctober 2018 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155.

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Data: This special Halloween data session will involve data from Julia Mertens’ collection of Trump/Stern interviews on the Howard Stern radio show between the 90s and the late 2010s. We’re also open to any Trump Whitehouse data you might have transcribed so feel free to bring your own. There might be candy.

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

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Human Interaction Lab Data Session: Wednesday 26th September 2018

The Human Interaction Laboratory Datasession will meet on Wednesday 26th September 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: Bryanna Hebenstreit (PhD Candidate at the University at Albany, SUNY) will provide video data of an instance where a participant becomes familiar with a floorboard cutting tool on a home refurbishment site. This data provides a look at how participants arrange themselves in relationship to the tool, how participants project their usage of the tool, how other participants are brought into the interaction, and how ‘experienced’ onlookers may anticipate by the embodied conduct of a participant potential consequences of that arrangement and exclaim or otherwise attempt to avert undesirable consequences. Data is in American English.

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The robot bartender will take your order now

Here’s a fun two minute interview on with Sebastian Loth, who used our Ghost In the Machine methodology to study how humans use predictive and incremental language processing to anticipate customer requests.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/robot-bartender-will-take-your-order/

The report is based on this paper:

Loth S, Jettka K, Giuliani M, Kopp S, de Ruiter JP (2018) Confidence in uncertainty: Error cost and commitment in early speech hypotheses. PLOS ONE 13(8): e0201516.https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201516

 

 

Human Interaction Lab Data Session: Wednesday 28th November 2018

The Human Interaction Laboratory Datasession will meet on Wednesday 28th November 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. Danielle Pillet-Shore (University of New Hampshire) will provide some video data showing the opening phase of face-to-face interactions in casual and institutional encounters. Since the beginning of an encounter is a time of heightened exposure to novel sensory stimuli and also a time of heightened self- and other- awareness and attentiveness, we will consider a collection showing participants engaging in the social action of registering — audibly pointing to a publicly perceivable referent so others share attention on it (i.e., “noticing” and/or “announcing”). Data in American English.

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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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