ISCA Archive SMMD 1991
ISCA Archive SMMD 1991

Why to enter into dialogue is to come out with changed speech: cross-linked modalities, emotion, and language shift

Sylvia Candelaria de Ram

Language in use is changing its form appears to be a universal principle. This changeability has far-reaching effects on our dialogues among ourselves and on how we maintain a communicating society (see Candelaria de Ram 1990). Whatever the genesis of the phenomenon, since it is an empirical fact, it must have an empirical cause. Is there something intrinsic to the process of using language forms that necessarily changes them? Since it is individuals who speak, and write, and gesture, the changes must be enabled within the psychobiological structure of the individual whose language changes. And it must have something to do with the interaction of individuals using language.


Cite as: Ram, S.C.d. (1991) Why to enter into dialogue is to come out with changed speech: cross-linked modalities, emotion, and language shift. Proc. 2nd VENACO Workshop - The Structure of Multimodal Dialogue, 129-132

@inproceedings{ram91_smmd,
  author={Sylvia Candelaria de Ram},
  title={{Why to enter into dialogue is to come out with changed speech: cross-linked modalities, emotion, and language shift}},
  year=1991,
  booktitle={Proc. 2nd VENACO Workshop - The Structure of Multimodal Dialogue},
  pages={129--132}
}