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Query:   Sum: Statistics on Nonverbal Communication
Author:  George Elgin, Suzette Haden
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Sociolinguistics

Summary:   SOME TIME AGO I POSTED A QUERY; I WAS LOOKING FOR A SOURCE FOR EITHER
OR BOTH OF THE CLAIMS THAT (A) 65% OF ALL INFORMATION IN ENGLISH
SPEECH IS NOT IN THE WORDS BUT IN THE NVC AND (B) THE SAME THING HOLDS
FOR AT LEAST 90% OF ALL *EMOTIONAL* INFORMATION. (THAT IS, INFORMATION
SUCH AS

LL Issue: 9.230
Date Posted: 15-Feb-1998
Original Query: Read original query