Analysis of Communication Among Speakers in Indonesian Context

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Ediwarman Ediwarman, Syafrizal Syafrizal, Tatu Munawaroh


Operation of the "speaker state signal" in two-person, face-to-face conversation is hypothesized. The display of this signal by the speaker seems to indicate, among other things, that he is claiming a turn of speech, distinguishing this act from "backchannel" behavior" in which he acknowledges only part of the speaker's message. The signal also appears to play a role in the resolution of situations in which both participants simultaneously claim speech turn Signals are defined as the display of at least one of four behavioral cues, two in language and two in gestures.


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