What Is Vocal Fry?

You may have heard of the linguistic fad that’s creeping into U.S. speech and undermining your job chances. Or maybe you know it as the “debilitating speaking disorder afflicting North American women” or the “verbal tic of doom.” It’s called vocal fry, and it’s the latest “uptalk” or “valleyspeak,” a.k.a. the “ditzy girl” speaking style …

What is the language theory that connects the birth of language to vocal mimics and gestures?

What is the linguistic theory that argues that language emerges from sounds that express emotions? Exclamation theory: According to this theory your tongue its basis is unconscious expressions of man’s primitive emotions. Primitive people, while expressing their enthusiasm with some behaviors, started to make noises where these behaviors were not enough to express their enthusiasm. …