Florence Oloff

Florence Oloff

PhD

Assistant Professor
Multimodal Interaction and Discourse

Biography

I am Assistant Professor (tenure track) in "Multimodal Interaction and Discourse" at the Research Unit of Languages and Literature (Faculty of Humanities). Drawing on multimodal conversation analysis and interactional linguistics, I am interested in the study of language and social interaction in mundane as well as professional settings in various languages. Among other things, I have been working on embodied practices related to turn-taking, simultaneous talk and joint utterance formulation, multilingual practices in professional settings, and object use and space in social interaction. I am currently developing a research project on the use of mobile devices (e.g. smartphones) in face-to-face interaction.

Research interests

  • Conversation analysis
  • Interactional linguistics
  • Video data and multimodal analysis
  • Fundamental social practices (e.g. turn-taking, simultaneous talk, response tokens, embodied responses)
  • Spoken Czech, French, German
  • Cross-linguistic comparison
  • Technology use in face-to-face interaction
  • Multilingual encounters

Research funding

Publications

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2010

  • Oloff, F. (2010). Ankommen und Hinzukommen: Zur Struktur der Ankunft von Gästen. In: Mondada, L.; Schmitt, R. (eds.), Situationseröffnungen: Zur multimodalen Herstellung fokussierter Interaktion. Tübingen, Gunter Narr: 171-228. 
  • Markaki, V.; Merlino, S.; Mondada, L.; Oloff, F. (2010). Laughter in professional meetings: The organization of an emergent ethnic joke. Journal of Pragmatics 42: 1526-1542. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2010.01.013

2009

2008

2004

Social media

Professional and community activities

  • Member of the advisory board of the German Association for Applied Linguistics (GAL e.V.), section leader (with O. Ehmer, Freiburg) "Language and Social Interaction", https://gal-ev.de/sektionen/gespraechsforschung/
  • Member of the DFG network "Interactional Linguistics", https://interactional-linguistics.org
  • Member of the international research group "Laboratoire sans domicile" (project "Disco", Discourse & Cognition), https://disco.hypotheses.org

Research groups

  • Principal Investigator (PI), COACT (Complexity of (inter)action and multimodal participation)

Thesis supervisions

Doctoral thesis (ongoing)