paralanguage

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Synonyms for paralanguage

the use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings

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These important nexi for humans, mediating between spoken paralinguistic signals (semiotics) and processes of interpretation, abstracting, and symbolism, are responsible for developing human memories.
Other paralinguistics apart from meter or rhythm must be considered.
For years research has indicated that attention to rhetorical pauses, articulation, inflection, and paralinguistics leads to fluency and has the potential for naturally increasing awareness of grammatical and syntactic cues by grouping words into meaningful units (Chomsk, 1972; Lenihan, 2003, Rosenblatt, 1986; Stayter & Allington, 1991; Wolf, Edmiston, & Enciso, 1997).
Sometimes referred to as paralinguistics, vocal intonation includes components such as rhythm, pitch, intensity, nasality and slurring.
Thus, Elam has emphasized the importance of kinesics or body-motion communication (69-78); proxemics or the use of space in performance (62-67); and paralinguistics or the vocal qualities, pitch, tempo, loudness of the actors' speech delivery (78-83) as meaning-constitutive systems in the theatrical text.