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The Implicit Social Code of Speech Prosody | Part 1

Speech Prosody

Research credits: Emmanuel Ponsot, Juan Jose’ Burred, Pascal Belin, Jean-Julien Aucouturier | Duke university. Michel Belyk and Steve Brown | Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behavior, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada Prosody comes from the Greek word prosodia, meaning ‘sung to music’. Speech prosody therefore refers to the song-like modulations that accompany speech.There are two types of speech prosody: “affective prosody” refers to the pitch modulations that reflect the speaker’s psychological / emotional state (Fairbanks and Pronovost 1938) and “linguistic

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Pragmatic Analysis: Foundations. Roadmap. Outcome.

SubStrata Pragmatic analysis

Note: this blog post is still being written. Please revisit again in a few days to read the final version of this article. Trinity: No one has ever done anything like this.. .Neo: That’s why it is going to work. The Matrix Ultimately, it’s a machine that gets you, because it knows what to look for. Ori Manor Zuckerman, Founder, SubStrate Chill. SubStrata isn’t “skynet”. It’s not the matrix. We don’t do robotics. But. The technology we’re building here will not leave

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Speech Acts, Intentions and Conversational Implicature

Paul Grice

Credits: Speech Acts Theory was Developed by John Austin (1962) & elaborated by John Searle (1969) | Conversational Implicature was developed by Paul Grice (1989), Professor Thomas M. Holtgraves, Ball State University This post will delve into two of the most prominent socio-linguistic theories: Speech Acts, developed by John Austin (1961/2) and later elaborated by John Searle (1981). This theory explicitly conceptualizes linguistic meaning as “use”, i.e. what we mean with an utterance is the use for which the utterance

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The Social Bases of Language and Linguistic Underpinnings of Social Behavior

John Searle pragmatics

Credit: Thomas M. Holtgraves, Professor of Social Psychology, Ball state University I’m glad to be kickstarting this blog, finally. My name is Ori M. Zuckerman and I’m the CEO and co-founder of a new startup that develops socio–affective technology for business – primarily for B2B Sales & HR. In this blog, and together with my team members and a small group of carefully selected guest writers, we’ll shed some light on fascinating facets of pragmatics, social dynamics and how they

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