Elliott M. Hoey

Assistant Professor of Language and Communication
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

I'm interested in human sociality at the point of its production. I use recordings of naturally occurring interactions to investigate people's practical use of language, bodily movement, and the material world in organizing their everyday circumstances. 

I've worked a fair bit on silences and other phenomena typically consigned to the periphery of conversational language use, publishing a bunch of that in When Conversation Lapses (Oxford University Press). Some current projects include studies of interactions between law enforcement and bystanders, palliative care consultations, construction site interactions, and public disputes featuring linguistic discrimination.