Spoken language carries its message through a complex system which includes facial expression, gesture, and body posture in addition to the vocal elements of pause and pitch. The employment of these features is an integral part of the message, and their use or absence can alter the explicit statements. Speakers of a language know the inventory of these non-verbal accompaniments to speech and the variations which may occur without disrupting the message.
KeywordsLexical Item Speak Language Boundary Sentence Preceding Material Linguistic Aspect
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