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Vocalics & Repartee

Vocalics & Repartee

Author: Craig Coletta

At the end of this tutorial, the learner will understand that different cultures may attribute very different meanings to vocal tone, volume, and turn-taking/interruption in communication.

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Terms to Know

Literally a form of quick wit; in communication style, a short turn- taking, "back and forth" style of conversation (as opposed to a long-turn taking style).


The pattern of conversation assumed to be proper in a culture, ranging from rapid exchange of statements and permissibility of interrupting another's speech, to long declarative statements by one speaker which must be completed before another is "allowed" to speak.


The communication style which uses tone of voice and non-word sounds as symbols.