Elwys De Stefani
Elwys De Stefani is an associate professor for Italian linguistics at KU Leuven, Belgium. He analyses ordinary settings of interaction with the methods of conversation analysis and interactional linguistics. He contemplates interaction as a thoroughly embodied phenomenon, where talk is used in concert with other resources, such as gesture, gaze, body posture, object manipulation. His current research interests cover the use and stepwise unfolding of grammar, the temporality and sequentiality of spoken language, mobile settings of interaction, practices of reference, categorisation and manipulation of objects, encounters in service-oriented, institutional and ordinary settings, as well as methods of data collection and treatment for interactionally oriented linguistics.