Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The nonlexical component of communication by speech, for example intonation, pitch and speed of speaking, hesitation noises, gesture, and facial expression.
- ‘When your voice is the main focus it's called ‘Paralanguage.’ It consists of how something is said rather than what is said. Voice quality, tone of voice, laughing and yawning are included.’
- ‘In oral discourse, speakers use visual cues provided by paralanguage, kinesics and synchrony to complement verbal language.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.