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Pragmatics and non-verbal communication

Author: Tim Wharton
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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"The way we say the words we say helps us convey our intended meanings. Indeed, the tone of voice we use, the facial expressions and bodily gestures we adopt while we are talking, often add entirely new layers of meaning to those words. How the natural non-verbal properties of utterances interact with linguistic ones is a question that is often largely ignored. This book redresses the balance, providing a unique  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Wharton
ISBN: 9780521870979 0521870976 9780521691444 0521691443 0511635648 9780511635649
OCLC Number: 318872002
Description: x, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Natural pragmatics --
2. Natural and non-natural meaning --
3. Pragmatics and the domain of pragmatic principles --
4. Interjections and language --
5. Natural codes --
6. Prosody and gesture --
7. Mindreaders --
8. showing --
meaning[subscript NN] continuum and beyond.
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Examines non-verbal behaviours from a pragmatic perspective, establishing the role they play in our communication.  Read more...

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