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paralinguistics

Definitions

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  • n. The study of paralanguage.

Etymologies

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para- +‎ linguistics

Examples

  • Roughly 40 percent of what you communicate is achieved through the components of what’s called paralinguistics, the part of nonverbal communication that conveys emotions and attitudes through tone, pitch, volume, pauses, and throat clears.

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  • Whodathunk that all those little gestures and movements that I add as I read aloud to my students actually have a NAME and their own field of study paralinguistics?

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  • Another subset of paralinguistics or nonverbal language is vocalics.

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  • Basically, words carry the message of a discussion; paralinguistics carries the emotion.

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  • A colloquialism is an expression not used in formal speech, writing or paralinguistics.

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  • needs of childrenphysiologicalvs. wantsnegotiation back talk asfriendship andNew Guinea, touch in nightmares nonverbal language, see body language; paralinguistics

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  • Another critical area of paralinguistics is a person’s use of eye contact.

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  • All of these behaviors are caused by the children’s inability to understand and utilize paralinguistics, or nonverbal language.

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