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Harris, Richard M. and David Rubinstein. 1975. Paralanguage, communication, and cognition. In Kendon, Adam, Richard M. Harris and Mary Ritchie Key, eds. Organization of behavior in face-to-face interaction. Mouton. pp. 251–276.
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H. and R. argue that the overemphasis on the importance of the verbal character of spoken utterances underestimates the importance of vocal effects and other systems of human signaling. These paralinguistic features are said to have a cognitive function.