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  • n. Plural form of vocalisation.


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  • Here we report how domestic cats make subtle use of one of their most characteristic vocalisations — purring — to solicit food from their human hosts, apparently exploiting sensory biases that humans have for providing care.

    Archive 2010-01-17

  • A water feature could be imagined that operates intermittently in umm manly spurts and timed to coinicide with the vocalisations…THIS IS SPARTA …UHH UHH UHH .

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Some answers to questions from Friday’s writing blog.

  • It differs slightly in some plumage characters but more importantly it has quite distinctive vocalisations and each species utilises different habitats.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Their vocalisations are truly ghastly - I now have a mental picture of terrified sailors coming round the coast of East Anglia after dark, hearing to what sounds like the Undead in full cry off the starboard bow, and steering out into the wilds of a North Sea storm to escape.

    Weirdos and the undead

  • Only meaningful speech by the child was counted, excluding babbling and crying and because children of different ages and abilities were included in the study, the number of child vocalisations were given a score to cancel out the effect of age.

    Children’s Speech Development Harmed When TV On In Background | Impact Lab

  • The recordings were then analysed using speech-recognition software to count adult words, vocalisations and conversations by the child and interactions between parent and child.

    Children’s Speech Development Harmed When TV On In Background | Impact Lab

  • The more TV children were exposed to the fewer vocalisations they made and they also had fewer conversations with adults, the study by a team at the Centre for Child Health, Behaviour and Development in Seattle, found.

    Children’s Speech Development Harmed When TV On In Background | Impact Lab

  • Polaszek et al. (2005) responded to these criticisms by arguing that the ICZN does actually allow the recognition of taxa without holotypes (Article 73.1.4), and they argued that conservation concerns should encourage zoologists to catalogue species on the basis of vocalisations, molecular information and so on, and that ‘dead animal specimens should not be understood to be essential to the process of establishing new taxa’ (p. 2165).

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • What makes the Odedi further interesting is that, prior to 2004, it was a mystery animal known only from ethnic reports and from its vocalisations, and in fact in the annals of obscure ornithology it has a relatively long and interesting history.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • It likes to present itself as quite 'mannered' in its approach to poetry but it often becomes a forum for the crudest vocalisations within that, and really because of it, as if shining the poetic silverware also meant locking it off from the thieving maids.

    Archive 2008-08-01


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