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Language Development from Theory to Practice:Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition): Khara Pence Turnball,... Language Development from Theory to Practice:Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Khara Pence Turnball, Laura Justice
R1,247 Discovery Miles 12 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For students taking introductory language development courses. A balanced and multidimensional survey of language development rich in learning tools and features. Language Development from Theory to Practice provides students with a user-friendly approach to key topics in language development, including research methods, theoretical perspectives, major language milestones from birth to adolescence, and language diversity and language disorders. The research based and theoretical foundation found in this engaging text is designed to prepare students for advanced study in subjects associated with language development by summarizing the various theoretical orientations that have guided research and practice. With an emphasis on the relevance of the material to students' current and future experiences in clinical, educational, and research settings, this text also focuses on individual differences in language development, including those of children who are developing language in diverse cultures or who are developing language atypically.

Fonetiek (Afrikaans, Paperback, 5de uitgawe): Anna E. Coetzee Fonetiek (Afrikaans, Paperback, 5de uitgawe)
Anna E. Coetzee
R265 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R30 (11%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Fonetiek (2018) is 'n verbeterde, bygewerkte uitgawe van die vierde uitgawe van Fonetiek (1988). Soos sy voorganger stel die boek beginners in staat om fonetiek maklik en vinnig te bemeester. Daar is egter genoeg stof en bronverwysings om ook die meer gevorderde gebruiker te prikkel. Fonetiek is veral praktykgerig. Dit bied insig in die klanke en die klanksisteem van Afrikaans, asook in die wyse waarop dit verskil van die klanke en klanksisteme van Engels en ander Suid-Afrikaanse tale. Die nut van fonetiese transkripsies by lemmas in woordeboeke word uitgelig. Die optekening en beskrywing van werklike uitspraak met behulp van fonetiese tekens is onontbeerlik vir taalnavorsing, veral vir die optekening van streeks- en sosiale varieteite en die uitspraak van sprekers van ander tale vir wie Afrikaans nie 'n huistaal is nie. 'n Studie van Fonetiek sal die gebruiker dus toerus met kennis vir die onderrig van klanke en klanksisteme, met kennis om taalnavorsing te onderneem, om klankbeelding in poesie te waardeer en om woordeboeke daagliks nuttig in ons multitalige wereld te gebruik. Anna Coetzee, binnelands en buitelands bekend in taalkundige kringe, tree in 2005 af na 12 jaar in die onderwys en 30 jaar by Wits en RAU/UJ, waarna sy vir nog ses jaar as 'n spesiale professor in die Departement Afrikaans by UJ diens doen. Sy was tot in 2005 redakteur van die geakkrediteerde Tydskrif vir Taalonderrig / Journal for Language Teaching, en medewerker van verskeie akademiese tydskrifte, onder meer in die redaksionele paneel van die internasionale tydskrif Multilingual Matters. Sy is die skrywer van talle akademiese artikels asook resensies en besprekings in vaktydskrifte en boeke en het as skrywer, redakteur of mederedakteur bygedra tot verskeie publikasies. Anna was aktief betrokke by 'n hele aantal binnelandse en buitelandse taalorganisasies. Sy dien onder meer in die Taalkommissie van die SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns en ontvang saam met die ander lede van die Taalkommmissie die Langenhovenprys vir die 2002-uitgawe van Afrikaanse Woordelys en Spelreels. Sy was vir ses jaar ? verteenwoordiger op die Wereldraad van die Federation Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes (FIPLV) en het die 21ste wereldkongres van die liggaam in Suid-Afrika georganiseer. Sy het talle referate by vakkongresse binne- en buitelands gelewer en gereeld in radio-, TV- en ander aanbiedings in haar vakgebied opgetree. Onderrig- en doseerwerk het haar na aan die hart gele. Benewens studieleiding aan talle doktorale en MA-studente in haar hoofdissiplines Klankleer, Woordbou en Sosiolinguistiek, was een van haar belangrikste bydraes die suksesvolle indiensopleidingskursus vir onderwysers van Afrikaans as Tweede of Addisionele Taal wat sy vir agt jaar bestuur het.

Mainland Southeast Asian Languages - A Concise Typological Introduction (Paperback): N.J. Enfield Mainland Southeast Asian Languages - A Concise Typological Introduction (Paperback)
N.J. Enfield
R671 Discovery Miles 6 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This highly accessible introduction explores the core systems and subsystems of the languages of mainland Southeast Asia, applying the main concepts of language typology, phonology, morphology, syntax, sociolinguistics, language variation, and language contact, to this diverse language area. Written by a leading expert in the languages of this region, N. J. Enfield draws upon nearly a thousand data examples from over a hundred languages from Cambodia, China, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam to show the many ways in which these languages resemble each other, and differ from each other, in the context of what is known globally about the diversity of human language. The book highlights the diversity of the area's languages, with a special emphasis on the minority languages, which outnumber the national languages by nearly a hundred to one. The result is a welcome corrective to widespread beliefs about the nature of a 'typical' Southeast Asian language.

Phonetics - A Practical Introduction (Paperback): Ratree Wayland Phonetics - A Practical Introduction (Paperback)
Ratree Wayland
R695 Discovery Miles 6 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Speech is the most effective medium humans use to exchange and transmit knowledge, ideas and experiences. It exists physiologically as neural and muscular activity, and subsequent articulatory, acoustic and auditory events, and as an abstract, rule-governed system at the psychological level. Together, both levels produce communication by speech. To appreciate speech and its communicative function, all of its characteristics must be understood. This book offers the most comprehensive and accessible coverage of the three areas of phonetics: articulatory, acoustic, and auditory or speech perception. Students without a linguistics background can be daunted by phonetics, so clear language is used to define linguistics and phonetics concepts with examples and illustrations to ensure understanding. Furthermore, each chapter concludes with comprehension exercises to reinforce understanding. Online exercises and recordings of speech stimuli from various languages provide additional opportunity to hone perception, production, phonetic transcription skills and acoustic analysis measurement practice.

Clinical Phonetics: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 4th edition): Lawrence D. Shriberg, Raymond D Kent Clinical Phonetics: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 4th edition)
Lawrence D. Shriberg, Raymond D Kent
R862 R696 Discovery Miles 6 960 Save R166 (19%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

For students taking courses in phonetics and linguistics. A comprehensive introduction to the art and science of clinical transcription. Clinical Phonetics was written with the belief that the clinical application of phonetics is a specialized branch of the field that requires a particular sensitivity to the challenge of transcribing speech disorders. The three primary strengths of the fourth edition of this text continue to be: authoritative coverage of the phonetics of American English, tested skills teaching in clinical transcription using four hours of audio examples (CDs sold separately), and the discussion of a wealth of clinically-relevant topics throughout the text and numerous appendices. Other notable features of the book are its broad coverage of phonetics, including an overview of the anatomy of speech production; phonetic symbols for consonants, vowels and diphthongs; diacritics for narrow transcription; representing suprasegmentals such as stress pattern; acoustic properties of speech; and dialect. This newly revised edition of Clinical Phonetics preserves the strengths of the earlier editions but offers significant improvements in content and style.

Introducing Phonetic Science (Paperback, New): Michael Ashby, John Maidment Introducing Phonetic Science (Paperback, New)
Michael Ashby, John Maidment
R783 Discovery Miles 7 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This accessible textbook provides a clear and practical introduction to phonetics, the study of speech. Assuming no prior knowledge of the topic, it introduces students to the fundamental concepts in phonetic science, and equips them with the essential skills needed for recognizing, describing and transcribing a range of speech sounds. Numerous graded exercises enable students to put these skills into practice, and the sounds introduced are clearly illustrated with examples from a variety of English accents and other languages. As well as looking at traditional articulatory description, the book introduces acoustic and other instrumental techniques for analysing speech, and covers topics such as speech and writing, the nature of transcription, hearing and speech perception, linguistic universals, and the basic concepts of phonology. Providing a solid foundation in phonetics, Introducing Phonetic Science will be invaluable to all students beginning courses in linguistics, speech sciences, language pathology and language therapy. Further exercises will be available on an accompanying website.

Introduction to Phonology (Paperback): Francis Katamba Introduction to Phonology (Paperback)
Francis Katamba
R1,497 Discovery Miles 14 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Provides a comprehensive introduction primarily of the Windows version of Release 13.

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Words Their Way Letter and Picture Sorts for Emergent Spellers, Global Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Donald Bear, Marcia... Words Their Way Letter and Picture Sorts for Emergent Spellers, Global Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Donald Bear, Marcia Invernizzi, Francine Johnston, Shane Templeton
R1,258 Discovery Miles 12 580 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The ideal stage-specific companion to Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction In keeping with the authors' belief that the hands-on, word sorting approach to word study is invaluable to teachers and students alike, this volume presents prepared sorts and activities covering the full curriculum of word study for students who are in the emergent stage of spelling development. Complete with 26 sorts, and dozens of other activities and assessments, this book provides all of the resources needed to teach phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, initial letter sounds, concepts about print, and concept of word in text. Together, the Words Their Way core text and this supplement provide teachers with the knowledge and tools to meet the wide range of needs in today's classrooms. The 3rd Edition includes enhanced step-by-step directions for each sort; additional assessments; expanded syllable, rhyme, and font sorts; and reorganised chapters to make word study more teacher- and student-friendly.

The Language of Humor - An Introduction (Paperback): Don L.F. Nilsen, Alleen Pace Nilsen The Language of Humor - An Introduction (Paperback)
Don L.F. Nilsen, Alleen Pace Nilsen
R685 Discovery Miles 6 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Much of today's communication is carried out through various kinds of humor, and we therefore need to be able to understand its many aspects. Here, two of the world's leading pioneers in humor studies, Alleen and Don Nilsen, explore how humor can be explained across the numerous sub-disciplines of linguistics. Drawing on examples from language play and jokes in a range of real-life contexts, such as art, business, marketing, comedy, creative writing, science, journalism and politics, the authors use their own theory of 'Features, functions and subjects of Humor' to analyze humor across all disciplines. Each highly accessible chapter uses a rich array of examples to stimulate discussion and interaction even in large classes. Supplemental PowerPoints to accompany each of the 25 chapters are available online, taking many of the insights from the chapters for further interactional discussions with students.

Intelligibility, Oral Communication, and the Teaching of Pronunciation (Paperback): John M Levis Intelligibility, Oral Communication, and the Teaching of Pronunciation (Paperback)
John M Levis
R679 Discovery Miles 6 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A proper understanding of intelligibility is at the heart of effective pronunciation teaching, and with it, successful teaching of speaking and listening. Far from being an optional 'add-it-on-if-we-have-time' language feature, pronunciation is essential because of its tremendous impact on speech intelligibility. Pronunciation dramatically affects the ability of language learners to make themselves understood and to understand the speech of others. But not all elements of pronunciation are equally important. Some affect intelligibility a great deal, while others do not. With a strong emphasis on classroom practice and how pronunciation teaching can be more effectively approached in different teaching contexts, this book provides an important resource for pronunciation researchers, with a distinctly practical focus. It shows how intelligibility research informs pronunciation teaching within communicative classrooms, enabling language teachers to incorporate intelligibility findings into their teaching. Professionals interested in oral communication, pronunciation, and speech perception will find the book fascinating.

Phonological Tone (Hardcover): Lian-Hee Wee Phonological Tone (Hardcover)
Lian-Hee Wee
R2,095 Discovery Miles 20 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the physiology and acoustics to their patterning across human languages, tone is one of the fundamental constructs in human languages that is also among the hardest to apprehend. Drawing upon a large number of languages around the world, this volume explores the concept of tone starting from its physical properties of articulation and acoustics to its manifestation in phonology. Designed as a comprehensive study accessible to the novice and useful for the expert, each chapter covers a particular aspect of tone in increasing depth and complexity, weaving together key concepts and theories that provide complementing or competing accounts of tone's phonological intricacies. In the process, one uncovers the underlying laws and principles that inform today's understanding of the subject to form a more synthesized view that also allows us to explore the relation of tone to other important areas of humanity such as literature, history, music and cognition.

A Theory of Phonological Features (Paperback): San Duanmu A Theory of Phonological Features (Paperback)
San Duanmu
R638 Discovery Miles 6 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book outlines a system of phonological features that is minimally sufficient to distinguish all consonants and vowels in the languages of the world. The extensive evidence is drawn from datasets with a combined total of about 1000 sound inventories. The interpretation of phonetic transcriptions from different languages is a long-standing problem. In this book, San Duanmu proposes a solution that relies on the notion of contrast: X and Y are different sounds if and only if they contrast in some language. He focuses on a simple procedure to interpret empirical data: for each phonetic dimension, all inventories are searched in order to determine the maximal number of contrasts required. In addition, every unusual feature or extra degree of contrast is re-examined to confirm its validity. The resulting feature system is surprisingly simple: fewer features are needed than previously proposed, and for each feature, a two-way contrast is sufficient. Nevertheless, the proposal is reliable in that the notion of contrast is uncontroversial, the procedure is explicit, and the result is repeatable. The book also offers discussion of non-contrastive differences between languages, sound classes, and complex sounds such as affricates, consonant-glide units, consonant-liquid units, contour tones, pre-nasalized stops, clicks, ejectives, and implosives.

Handbook of the International Phonetic Association - A Guide to the Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (Paperback):... Handbook of the International Phonetic Association - A Guide to the Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (Paperback)
International Phonetic Association
R800 Discovery Miles 8 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a comprehensive guide to the International Phonetic Alphabet, widely used for over a century to transcribe the sounds of languages. The Handbook is in three parts: Part I contains an introduction to phonetic description and exemplification of the use of phonetic symbols; Part II consists of twenty-nine "Illustrations" of the application of the International Phonetic Alphabet to a range of languages; and Part III covers speech pathology, computer codings, and the history of the IPA. This is an essential reference work for phoneticians and linguists more generally.

The Sounds of Language - An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology (Paperback): Elizabeth C. Zsiga The Sounds of Language - An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology (Paperback)
Elizabeth C. Zsiga
R858 R759 Discovery Miles 7 590 Save R99 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Sounds of Language is an introductory guide to the linguistic study of speech sounds, which provides uniquely balanced coverage of both phonology and phonetics. * Features exercises and problem sets, as well as supporting online resources at www.wiley.com/go/zsiga, including additional discussion questions and exercises, as well as links to further resources such as sound files, video files, and useful websites * Creates opportunities for students to practice data analysis and hypothesis testing * Integrates data on sociolinguistic variation, first language acquisition, and second language learning * Explores diverse topics ranging from the practical, such as how to make good digital recordings, make a palatogram, solve a phoneme/allophone problem, or read a spectrogram; to the theoretical, including the role of markedness in linguistic theory, the necessity of abstraction, features and formal notation, issues in speech perception as distinct from hearing, and modelling sociolinguistic and other variations * Organized specifically to fit the needs of undergraduate students of phonetics and phonology, and is structured in a way which enables instructors to use the text both for a single semester phonetics and phonology course or for a two-course sequence

RLE: Japan Mini-Set E: Sociology & Anthropology (Hardcover): Various RLE: Japan Mini-Set E: Sociology & Anthropology (Hardcover)
Various
R22,879 R7,349 Discovery Miles 73 490 Save R15,530 (68%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mini-set E: Sociology & Anthropology re-issues 10 volumes originally published between 1931 and 1995 and covers topics such as japanese whaling, marriage in japan, and the japanese health care system. For institutional purchases for e-book sets please contact online.sales@tandf.co.uk (customers in the UK, Europe and Rest of World)

Modality Mood & Aspect Mon 11 (Hardcover): Mitchell Modality Mood & Aspect Mon 11 (Hardcover)
Mitchell
R4,768 Discovery Miles 47 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Covers the intersecting grammatical categories of modality, mood and aspect in spoken Arabic, focusing on features of the verb phrase in the Educated Spoken Arabic of Egypt and the Levant. Material has been selected from informal educated speech, drawn from the middle region of the Arab world.

Handbook of Japanese Grammar (Hardcover): Harold G. Henderson Handbook of Japanese Grammar (Hardcover)
Harold G. Henderson
R3,805 Discovery Miles 38 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This grammar has been written to help the student to think in the Japanese way. Part One contains several introductory notes on Nomenclature, Syntax, Verbs, Aru, Iru, Oru, on Adjectives and on Foreign Words. Part Two concentrates on connectives - the particles and suffixes which modify the sense of other words or show the relationship of these words to each other. These connectives, the heart of Japanese grammar, present unusual difficulty to foreign students. Arranged alphabetically in dictionary form, each word is followed by a textual explanation of how it is used and of its various meanings, with cautions as to its translation. The forms covered include not only those of the "standard" colloquial literary or bungo styles, but also the more common colloquialisms and provincial forms, whether or not these are strictly grammatical. No other text available makes as through or as complete a classification.

RLE: Japan Mini-Set D: Politics (POD) (8 vols) (Hardcover): Various RLE: Japan Mini-Set D: Politics (POD) (8 vols) (Hardcover)
Various
R18,046 R5,854 Discovery Miles 58 540 Save R12,192 (68%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mini-set D: Politics re-issues works originally published between 1920 & 1987 and examines the government, political system and foreign policy of Japan during the twentieth century.

The Phonetics of Japanese Language - With Reference to Japanese Script (Hardcover): P. M. Suski The Phonetics of Japanese Language - With Reference to Japanese Script (Hardcover)
P. M. Suski
R2,902 Discovery Miles 29 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book gives true characters of Japanese speech sounds in reference to European speech sounds. When it was first published in 1931, it was the first book of its kind. There are only 5 Japanese vowel elements as opposed to 18 in English, 13 in French and 8 in German. There are 15 Japanese consonants, 26 in English, 22 in French & 23 in German. Because of the lesser number of elements, it follows that the wider range in vowels and consonants is heard by Japanese ears, so this volume gives average sounds uttered by Japanese in the twentieth century in relation to the English sounds.

The Iranian Languages (Hardcover, annotated edition): Gernot Windfuhr The Iranian Languages (Hardcover, annotated edition)
Gernot Windfuhr
R8,186 Discovery Miles 81 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


The Iranian languages are a major component of the Indo-European family, and an important link between Asian, European and African languages. They contain features that can provide crucial evidence for synchronic and diachronic typology and other theoretical linguistic issues, but which are widely unknown, and difficult to access. In addition to the descriptions of each language in the family, the volume provides paradigms and syntagms, and systematic comparative-historical and typological statements.

Principles of Clinical Phonology - Theoretical Approaches (Paperback): Martin J. Ball Principles of Clinical Phonology - Theoretical Approaches (Paperback)
Martin J. Ball
R1,238 Discovery Miles 12 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Those working on the description of disordered speech are bound to be also involved with clinical phonology to some extent. This is because interpreting the speech signal is only the first step to an analysis. Describing the organization and function of a speech system is the next step. However, it is here that phonologists differ in their descriptions, as there are many current approaches in modern linguistics to undertaking phonological analyses of both normal and disordered speech. Much of the work in theoretical phonology of the last fifty years or so is of little use in either describing disordered speech or explaining it. This is because the dominant theoretical approach in linguists as a whole attempts elegant descriptions of linguistic data, not a psycholinguistic model of what speakers do when they speak. The latter is what is needed in clinical phonology. In this text, Martin J. Ball addresses these issues in an investigation of what principles should underlie a clinical phonology. This is not, however, simply another manual on how to do phonological analyses of disordered speech data, though examples of the application of various models of phonology to such data are provided. Nor is this a guide on how to do therapy, though a chapter on applications is included. Rather, this is an exploration of what theoretical underpinnings are best suited to describing, classifying, and treating the wide range of developmental and acquired speech disorders encountered in the speech-language pathology clinic.

Mainland Southeast Asian Languages - A Concise Typological Introduction (Hardcover): N.J. Enfield Mainland Southeast Asian Languages - A Concise Typological Introduction (Hardcover)
N.J. Enfield
R1,879 Discovery Miles 18 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This highly accessible introduction explores the core systems and subsystems of the languages of mainland Southeast Asia, applying the main concepts of language typology, phonology, morphology, syntax, sociolinguistics, language variation, and language contact, to this diverse language area. Written by a leading expert in the languages of this region, N. J. Enfield draws upon nearly a thousand data examples from over a hundred languages from Cambodia, China, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam to show the many ways in which these languages resemble each other, and differ from each other, in the context of what is known globally about the diversity of human language. The book highlights the diversity of the area's languages, with a special emphasis on the minority languages, which outnumber the national languages by nearly a hundred to one. The result is a welcome corrective to widespread beliefs about the nature of a 'typical' Southeast Asian language.

The Indo-Aryan Languages (Hardcover): George Cardona, Danesh Jain The Indo-Aryan Languages (Hardcover)
George Cardona, Danesh Jain
R7,087 Discovery Miles 70 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


The Indo-Aryan languages, spoken by at least 700 million people in the Republic of India, in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Maldive Islands, and in countries where immigrants from South Asia have settled, constitute a major group within the Indo-European family. They have a claim to great antiquity, with the earliest Vedic Sanskrit texts dating to the end of the second millennium B.C. This language family supplies a historical documentation of language change over a longer period than any other subgroup of Indo-European. Further, the interaction between Indo-Aryan and Dravidan, Munda, and Tibeto-Burmese languages as well as Arabic and other Indo-European languages affords a rich field of study for borrowing and adaptation. Major features of Indo-Aryan languages have been described before, but there is a need for a synoptic treatment of these languages.

Oscan in the Greek Alphabet (Hardcover): Nicholas Zair Oscan in the Greek Alphabet (Hardcover)
Nicholas Zair
R1,779 Discovery Miles 17 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Oscan was spoken in Southern Italy in the second half of the first millennium BC. Here, for the first time, all the evidence for the spelling of Oscan in the Greek alphabet is collected and examined. Understanding the orthography of these inscriptions has far-reaching implications for the historical phonology and morphology of Oscan and the Italic languages (for example providing unique evidence for the reconstruction of the genitive plural). A striking discovery is the lack of a standardised orthography for Oscan in the Greek alphabet, which seriously problematises attempts to date inscriptions by assuming the consistent chronological development of spelling features. There are also intriguing insights into the linguistic situation in South Italy. Rather than a separate community of Oscan-speakers who had adopted and subsequently adapted the Greek alphabet in isolation, we should posit groups who were in touch with contemporary developments in Greek orthography due to widespread Greek-Oscan bilingualism.

Prosodic Patterns in English Conversation (Paperback): Nigel G. Ward Prosodic Patterns in English Conversation (Paperback)
Nigel G. Ward
R622 Discovery Miles 6 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Language is more than words: it includes the prosodic features and patterns that we use, subconsciously, to frame meanings and achieve our goals in our interaction with others. Here, Nigel G. Ward explains how we do this, going beyond intonation to show how pitch, timing, intensity and voicing properties combine to form meaningful temporal configurations: prosodic constructions. Bringing together new findings and hitherto-scattered observations from phonetic and pragmatic studies, this book describes over twenty common prosodic patterns in English conversation. Using examples from real conversations, it illustrates how prosodic constructions serve essential functions such as inviting, showing approval, taking turns, organizing ideas, reaching agreement, and evoking action. Prosody helps us establish rapport and nurture relationships, but subtle differences in prosody across languages and subcultures can be damagingly misunderstood. The findings presented here will enable both native speakers of English and learners to listen more sensitively and communicate more effectively.

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