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The set of nonphonemic properties of speech, such as speaking tempo, vocal pitch, and intonational contours, that can be used to communicate attitudes or other shades of meaning.
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(Linguistics) linguistics nonverbal elements in speech, such as intonation, that may affect the meaning of an utterance
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(ˈpær əˌlæŋ gwɪdʒ)

features that accompany speech and contribute to communication but are not considered part of the language system, esp. vocal features, as voice quality.
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Noun1.paralanguage - the use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings
communication - something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
manner of speaking, delivery, speech - your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally; "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech"
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[ˈpærəˌlæŋgwɪdʒ] Nparalenguaje m
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Instead of collecting numerical responses using a survey questionnaire, Fong collected descriptions of intercultural encounters where participants were given compliments by a European American person that include both verbal exchange and nonverbal expressions, such as paralanguage, emotions, as well as facial expressions and kinesics.
Firstly, we will have a look at the paralanguage used by the husband in his six pronunciations of his wife's name, analyzing the meanings behind them, i.e.
(106) Judges and juries may test apologetic words against paralanguage (tone of voice) and demeanor evidence.
Nonverbal behaviors can include eye behavior, facial expressions, posture, body language, gestures, proxemics, touch, paralanguage, and silence (Renz & Greg, 2000).
The two other important ones are paralanguage, and that's how you're delivering the words, so tone of voice, and the really big one is kinesics, and that has to do with action-based, nonverbal communication.
This is for complementarity, hence, the speech and paralanguage used for peace building during the 2015 elections were described.
Thus, the video without music maintains the singing voice and the paralanguage of the performer who appears on the screen, the sound of the musical instruments, and the diegetic sounds of the actions represented in the image.
Language and paralanguage both involve a kinesic element.
In retrospect, I would have wanted the students to reflect more on the cultural contexts of profanities: why people swear, how people swear (complete with paralanguage, which means volume, tone and other qualities of speech).
Drama demands listening to tone and observing non-verbal signals (paralanguage) so as to read and respond to subtexts accurately and effectively.
"This produces a type of stylised "paralanguage" without a rational-logical communication of meaning, but charged with monumental original effects in the manner of a myth." (5)
Paralanguage The use of voice tone, loudness, intonations, speech rate, pitch, etc.