Browsing by Subject "Embodiment"

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  • Lindström, Jan; Lindholm, Camilla; Grahn, Inga-Lill; Huhtamäki, Martina (John Benjamins, 2020)
    Studies in language an social interaction
    This chapter investigates the formatting of instructions in physical training with personal trainers or physiotherapists. Instructions occur in multimodal activities where invitations to action, compliances with them, and accounts for them emerge through grammatical, prosodic and embodied resources. We identified a two-part pattern [directive & account] that accomplishes a complex structural and pragmatic unit in trainers’ instructions. The instructions are grammatically formed of consecutive clause combinations in which the directive part is a declarative or an imperative. These combinations emerge in interactive sequences and are a designed, rather than a contingent feature in the making of instructions. Nevertheless, there is variation in their sequential emergence and grammatical and prosodic composition, from tight packages to projected or expanded clause/action combinations.
  • Kinnunen, Tuija Talvikki (2017)
    Spatial and Embodied Aspects of Interpreted Interaction in Court – Abstract This article investigates spatial and embodied aspects of face-to-face interaction in court interpreting and discusses the implications of spatial and seating arrangements for interpreter-mediated communication in the courtroom. In addition, it challenges the public belief that interpreting is a solely verbal phenomenon. The data analyzed is video data from a district court criminal hearing in Finland. The article first analyzes the physical surroundings of the interaction space. It then focuses on bodily resources of interaction such as gaze, gestures and head movements as displayed in interaction fragments. The fragments include examples from consecutive as well as whispered interpreting. Finally, the article makes the claim that interpreting is essentially an embodied form of interaction, since the findings provide strong evidence that visibility and audibility play an important role in various phases of the interpreted hearing. Additionally, the article questions the requirements of the standard ISO 13611 (2014).