Language is leaky. While this blog has been tentatively named “Speech Events”, we look at language more broadly than many linguists typically approach it. One way that communication seeps out of the limits of language strictly defined is in the use of gestures. But even the line between gestures and speech can be tricky. Suck-teeth… Read More Sucking Teeth
Welcome to Speech Events. This will be an eclectic blog about language in social life. Diverse traditions in the academic world have spawned great insights about language and communication in interaction. Many ideas or understandings worth sharing don’t come in the form of a peer-reviewed paper or study, however. Here we hope to sow small… Read More Welcome!