From Susan Weinschenk:Â “If youâ€™ve ever eavesdropped on a conversation in a country where you did not speak the language, you might have been surprised to find yourself following along and picking up the feeling of the conversation even though you didnâ€™t understand any of the words or literal meaning.Â This is an entire field of research, and itâ€™s called paralinguistics. It refers to vocal communication that is separate from the words that are spoken.
Think about this for a minute. You can say, â€œSure, Iâ€™ll go with you to the storeâ€ in many different ways. You can say it with a lot of enthusiasm, with sarcasm, or with boredom. The way you say the sentence conveys as much meaningâ€”or moreâ€”as the words themselves.”
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