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  1. Pertaining to, or communicated through, paralanguage.
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Borg suggests that human communication consists of 93 percent body language and paralinguistic cues.
Video-clips of instructors were used so that perceivers would have access to paralinguistic information, which is presumably important in altruist-detection.
A transcript was used rather than an audiotaped conversation so as to provide no paralinguistic or vocalic cues regarding the nature of the ambiguous evaluative comments.
Nonverbal communication, body language and paralinguistic clues can account for more than 65 percent of human communication.
Owens's own ballads, as critical reflections on this antipopu-lism, often present little more than paralinguistic gestures of this mourning.
From a practical standpoint, it is impossible to capture nonverbal and paralinguistic cues from early presidents' speeches.

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