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Dynamic Non-verbal Communication

ABSTRACT: Dynamic non-verbal communication uses components that change during the course of an encounter. These are the components typically thought of as body language, i.e. gestures, facial expression, eye movement, and similar.

Dynamic non-verbal communication


The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song by F.W. Mott

The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song

The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song

by F.W. MOTT

Originally published in 1910

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Duality and Productivity in Language

ABSTRACT: What is duality in language? What is language productivity? The term duality refers to the organisation of language at two levels: primary level units and secondary level elements. This key property enables productivity in language – the ability to construct an infinite set of new and meaningful utterances.

Duality and productivity in language



What is reflux?

The escape of acid and other digestive fluids from the stomach into the oesophagus (the tube connecting the stomach to the throat) and up into the larynx (voice box).

What causes it?

When normal, healthy individuals eat or drink, swallowing propels food and liquid from the back of the mouth down into the oesophagus. Two oesophageal sphincters, or valves, open and close in such a way as to allow passage of food into the stomach and prevent it flowing back up the oesophagus. Reflux occurs when the acid contents move from the stomach backwards up the oesophagus, due to either improper functioning of one or both sphincters (which can be aggravated by a condition known as hiatus hernia) or due to muscular spasms of the oesophagus.


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