Eli5: what are linguistic cues?

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Sorry if this is a lame and stupid question, lol. The explanations I encountered online are much too long for my ADHD-brain and way too complicated 🫣

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When we’re talking, the actual words that we use only convey part of the meaning. Linguistic cues are the various other things we use to try to decipher that meaning. These are things like tone, cadence, stress, etc. that can cause the same set of words to have completely different meanings.

Anonymous 0 Comments

When we’re talking, the actual words that we use only convey part of the meaning. Linguistic cues are the various other things we use to try to decipher that meaning. These are things like tone, cadence, stress, etc. that can cause the same set of words to have completely different meanings.