Friday, September 17, 2010

back-channel feedback, paralanguage

In English, typical expressions used in back-channel feedback include yeah, uh-huh, hm, right and okay. pervasive in convos in English.

In AmE convos, after the speaker produces a region of low pitch lasting 110 milliseconds the listener tends to produce back-channel feedback. This correlation is not something that speakers are consciously aware of.


"Prosodic Features which Cue Back-channel Responses in English and Japanese"

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