From multimodality to multisensoriality:
Language, Body, and Sensoriality in Social Interaction
This project, generously founded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, aims at exploring issues in language and the body beyond classical multimodal analysis, by tackling the question of how sensory practices are organized in social interaction. The challenge is to expand current work on multimodality within the new field of multisensoriality, paving the way for new empirical and conceptual reflections about the intersubjectivity of sensations. More specifically the project investigates practices of tasting, touching and smelling in a diversity of food activities.