Paralanguage

A linguistic and interdisciplinary approach to interactive speech and sounds

| University of New Brunswick
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This is the first interdisciplinary book-length treatment of paralanguage, briefly defined as: nonverbal vocal or narial communication. After sensitizing the reader to our sound-generating movements and to all human external and environmental sounds for their unquestionable communicative qualities, it realistically combines an anatomical-physiological auditory approach to voice production (identifying many neglected articulations) with the analysis of its visual manifestations as the triple reality of speech: language-paralanguage-kinesics. The primary qualities of speech (loudness, pitch etc.) are extensively discussed, as are the many voice qualities. The longest chapter in the book deals with paralinguistic differentiators: laughter, crying, sighing, yawning, coughing, sneezing etc. Finally the author presents a model for analyzing paralinguistic alternants, word-like independent constructs (such as Pooh, Aah and Brrr). Throughout the discussion of these paralinguistic phenomena, extensive attention is given to cultural, social and psychological aspects. This first, ground-breaking interdisciplinary work on paralanguage will serve as a source of data and a theoretical/methodological model for phoneticians, linguists, anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, speech therapists etc.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 92]  1993.  xii, 478 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface & Acknowledgements
xiii
Introduction
1
1. From Movement to Sound: The Sign-Emitting Activities and Nonactivities of the Human Body as a Communicator
13
2. The Anatomy and Physiology of Vocal-Narial Sound Production: An Audible-Visual Approach to Language and Paralanguage
45
3. Language-Paralanguage-Kinesics: The Basic Triple Structure of Communication in Face-To-Face Interaction
121
4. Primary Qualities: The Speaker-Identifying Paralinguistic Features
175
5. Qualifiers: The Many Voices of Interaction
199
6. Differentiators: The Eloquence of Emotional and Physiological Reactions
245
7. Alternants: The Vocabulary Beyond the Dictionary
379
Conclusion
451
References
453
Literary References
463
List of Illustrations
467
Name Index
469
Subject Index
473
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  92042014