The Integration of Laughter and Speech in Vocal Communication: A Dynamic Systems Perspective

Nwokah, Eva E.; Hsu, Hui-Chin
August 1999
Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Aug1999, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p880
Academic Journal
Deals with a study on the co-occurrence of speech and laughter in vocal communication. Effect of laughter on speech; Linguistic characteristics of speech-laughs; Effect of speech on laughter; Dynamic stability and individual flexibility of the speech-laugh patterns.


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