paralinguistic love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to paralanguage or its study.

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  • adj. Pertaining to, or communicated through, paralanguage.


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  • On page 18, your copy-reader dropped a "not" in my sentence about Zellig Harris, which should read: "Is it not a bit of a hoax not to accumulate in parallel the vast treasury of 'paralinguistic' speech which also somehow communicates?"


  • Its sophistication is in the "paralinguistic" part of its name: those gentle little quirks that make a human voice unique.

    Fast Company

  • It's usually impossible to figure out what someone else is saying if you don't speak the language, and even facial and hand gestures—paralinguistic cues—can confuse.

    A Sound Check For the Ages

  • These sets of formal relationships -- such as a lilting perspective or a characteristic distribution of masses across the picture plane -- are isolated from their sources and given new life as structuring forces for Lapin's paralinguistic figures and spaces.

    Bill Bush: I Shot Andy Warhol: This Artweek.LA (June 13-19)

  • For a bunch of robots with nothing more than paralinguistic communication, the dialogue was surprisingly coherent and laugh out loud funny.

    Sound Off: Pixar's Wall-E - What Did You Think? «

  • In part doing so helps them cope against miscalculation is a channel where substantial error can arise without the benefit of paralinguistic information gestures etc.

    June 2006

  • Her inability to interpret and respond to these paralinguistic clues greatly compromised her ability to interact with peers and adults.

    It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend

  • That is, the child who is unable to interpret and understand the nonverbal behavior of others will also have marked difficulty understanding the effects of his own body language and paralinguistic skills.

    It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend

  • But the two universally positive paralinguistic signals are eye contact and a smile.

    It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend

  • The project has a goal of "enriching human communications and reducing human misunderstanding" through explicit mechanisms to represent paralinguistic features of human communication.

    Archive 2003-06-01


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  • Of or pertaining to a tongue that jumps out of an aeroplane.

    October 17, 2009