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Author Connor, Steven.

Title Beyond words : sobs, hums, stutters and other vocalizations / Steven Connor
Published London : Reaktion Books, 2014


Description 1 online resource (241 pages)
Contents Ahem -- St ... st ... st -- Hiss -- Hic -- Mmmm -- Grrr -- Pprrpffrrppffff -- Tittle-tattle -- Zzzz
Summary In Beyond Words, Steven Connor seeks to understand spoken human language outside words, a realm that encompasses the sounds we make that bring depth, meaning, and confusion to communication. Plunging into the connotations and uses associated with particular groups of vocal utterances-the guttural, the dental, the fricative, and the sibilant-he reveals the beliefs, the myths, and the responses that surround the growls, stutters, ums, ers, and ahs of everyday language. Beyond Words goes outside of linguistics and phonetics to focus on the popular conceptions of what la
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-233) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Human sounds.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Human sounds.
Genre/Form Human sounds.
Human sounds.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781306539968