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Paralanguage: Definition & Examples

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The term paralanguage describes what sort of features of spoken language?

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1. Paralinguistic communication is so innate to us that we often employ and understand it with little or no…

2. Which of these is a form of paralanguage?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo are designed to help you gain a full grasp of the purpose of paralanguage and its role in everyday communication. Key topics to know are the different types of paralanguage and their distinguishing features.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During these assessments, you will be able to:

  • Describe a term that describes features of spoken language
  • Identify different forms of paralanguage
  • List a paralinguistic term that refers to the pitch and volume of speech
  • Name the type of paralanguage that is considered detrimental to public speakers

Skills Practiced

This tool will allow you to practice the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on paralanguage
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding different forms of paralanguage
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of a kind of paralanguage that shouldn't be used during a public speech

Additional Learning

Refer to the related lesson titled Paralanguage: Definition & Examples to learn about paralanguage in communication. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define paralanguage
  • Identify examples of paralanguage
  • Learn what makes each type of paralanguage unique
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