Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-1994

Keywords

Legal writing, Voice

Organizational Units

Sturm College of Law

Abstract

When we speak face-to-face with someone, we communicate on several different levels. Our face and body can communicate a different message from that of our voice. Thus the body language of a tight jaw and stiffly crossed arms belies a statement that one is relaxed. Similarly, voice inflection can conflict with spoken words. The impact of such incongruity mayb e intended irony or jest, or the impact may be confusion.

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