Verbal and nonverbal components in the language system

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The present article is devoted to the special role of nonverbal means in communication. It reveals the function of the latter in the language system. The author offers a system linguistic approach to the differentiation between linguistics and paralinguistics, proves the idea, that a considerable amount of paralinguistic phenomena, e.g. descriptive and symbolic gestures, which modern linguistics doesn’t regard as a part of language system, nevertheless should be included in it as its integral and organic but peripheral section.

T V Lipatova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Russian Language Department № 1 Russian Language and General-educated Disciplines Faculty


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