Vocal Expression In Human Language

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- Vocal expression, the way the performer uses their voice to convey a character. Jo-Anne Bachorowski in Vocal Expression and Perception of Emotion states that “The expression of emotions in speech sounds and corresponding abilities to perceive such emotions are both fundamental aspects of human communication.” (1999) therefore, this element is an important aspect of the creation of the connection between the performer and the audience.
- Inflection, Change in pitch or loudness of the voice. As the voice is a more permeable channel than the face, it is more challenging to control and therefore, is more likely to expose true feelings. The sound of one’s voice changes as the rate of vibrations changes. As if the number of vibrations increases, the pitch increases as well meaning that the voice would sound higher.
- Projection,
- Speaking style. Nonverbal Expression
Nonverbal expression includes those aspects of communication, such as gestures and facial expressions, which do not involve verbal communication. Defined in The concise Corsini encyclopedia of psychology and behavioral science these techniques involve the conscious and unconscious processes of encoding and decoding. Encoding is the act of generating information
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Weiten in the book Psychology Applied to Modern Life: Adjustment in the 21st Century quoting from Mark Vida and Daphne Maurer’s article The development of fine-grained sensitivity to eye contact after 6 years of age (2012) states that “Eye contact (also called mutual gaze) is another major channel of nonverbal communication ... the ability to use eye contact as a means to gauge the mental and emotional state of others appears in humans over 6 years of age.” (2014) therefore, eye contact is essential in maintaining the flow of conversation and for gauging the other person’s
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