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Toward Democratic and Compassionate Conversations


PhD. University of Chicago; Psychology, 1960.

B.A. Wayne University; Psychology, 1956.


Professor Emeritus. 2000 - Present

     University of Florida.

Professor Communication, Linguistics & Anthropology. 1964-99

     Univ. of Florida.

Assistant Professor of Psycholinguistics. 1961-64


Postdoctoral Research Fellow. 1960-61

     U.S. Public Health Service.    


      Please see "TEXTBOOKS" page.


Semiotic Psychology: Speech as an index of attitude.

      Semiotica, 104-1/2, 67-80. (1995)

Conversational style as an expression of power and solidarity.

     in J. Casagrande (Ed.), The Linguistic Connection. (pp.

     149-159).Washington: University Press of America .(1983)

A stylistic analysis of speaking.

     with Lomax, A, Berkowitz, N., Deng, D.& Kulig, C.

     Language in Society. 6, 15-36.(1977)

The paralinguistic framework.

     in A. Lomax (Ed.), Folk Song Style and Culture ( No. 88, pp.

     114-116).Washington: American Association for the

     Advancement of Science.(1968)

The basic principles of descriptive linguistic analysis.

     in E.P. Hollander & R. G. Hunt (Eds.), Current Perspectives

     in Social Psychology (Chapter 23). New York: Oxford

     University Press.(1963)


On the effects of mode of presentation on phonetic symbolism.

     Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 6(1),

     171-173. with Siegel, A. & Silverman, I. (1967)

The validity of semantic differential for psycholinguistic analysis.

     J.Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 5(4)348-350.

     with Hunt, R.G., & Crapsi, L.A.. (1966)

A distinctive feature analysis of pre-linguistic infant vocalizations.

     In K.F.Riegal (Ed.), The Development of Language Functions

     (pp.69-78). Ann Arbor: Center for Human Growth and

     Development. with Ringwall, E.A. & Reese, H.W. (1965)

The connotative meaning of several initial consonant clusters in

     English. Monograph Series on Language and Linguistics, 14,

     81-87. (1961) 

The connotative meaning of certain phoneme sequences.

     Studies in Linguistics, 15, 47-61. with Hamp, E.P. (1960).  


Socio-economic and ethnic correlates of dialect differences.

     in M.E. Smith (Ed.),Studies in Linguistics in Honor of George

     Trager (pp. 313-323). The Hague: Mouton. With Sharpless,

     C.A. (1973).

Judging personality from dialect.

     Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 6(1), 33-35.

     with Eisler, R.N. & Reese, H.W.(1967). 


Semantic and pragmatic test for libel: A case study in forensic

     semiotics. in G.F. Carr, W. Harbert, & L. Zhang (Eds.),

     Interdigitations: Essays for Irmengard Rauch (pp. 731-735).

     New York: Peter Lang. (1999)

A Semiotic Contribution to Libel Action Law.

     International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, Vol. XI no.

     31, 49-56. (1998)

Speaking Style as an Expression of Solidarity: Words per Pause.

     Language in Society, 19, 81-88. (1990).

Subjective Meaning and Culture: Assessment through Word

     Associations. Book review, American Anthropologist, 82(2),

     412-413. (1980).

The effect of content and sex-of-judge on judgments of personality

     from voice. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, XI(4),

     295-300. with Roblin, G. (1965).

A Comparative Psycholinguistic Analysis of Two Psychotherapy

     Interviews. Book review. Intern’l Journal of Social

     Psychiatry, IX(4), 208-9. (1963).

Intra-Test Relationships in the Language of Aphasic Adults.

     PhD. Dissertation. (1960)


The relationship between words and tone-of-voice.

     Language and Speech. 16(1),15-21. with Bein, M.F.& Phillis,

     J.A. (1973).

Personality traits associated with voice types.

     Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 1(3), 249-255. with

     Phillis, J.A., Vargas, R., & Howard, K. (1972).

Biosocial factors in dyadic communication: sex and speaking

     intensity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,

     23(1),11-13. with Prebor, L.D. & Brandt, J.F. (1972).

Prosodic systems and intonation in English. Book review.

     Contemporary Psychology, XV(9), 547-548. (1970).

Voice quality profile and perceived emotion.

     Journal of Counseling Psychology, 16(3), 267-270. with

     Costanzo, F.S. & Costanzo, P.R. (1969).

The relationship between voice quality and the MMPI in psychiatric

     patients. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 74(1), 61-66.


The reliability of coding paralanguage: pitch, loudness and tempo.

     Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 4(4),

     306-308. (1965).

Judging personality from voice quality.

     Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 69(4),

     458-463. with Meisels, M. & Houck, J.E.(1964). 


Coverbal behavior associated with conversational turns.

      in A. Kendon, R. Harris, & M.R. Key (Eds.), The

      Organization of Behavior in Face-to-Face Interaction (pp.

      189-195). The Hague: Mouton. (1976).

The relationship between self-rating of expressed inclusion and

     speaking time. Language and Speech. 189-195. with Bein,

     M.F., Campbell, W.W. & Shaw, M.E. (1976).

Sex effects in conversational interaction: another look at male

     dominance. Human Communication Research, 2(4),

     356-364. with Long, J.F., & Saine, T.J. (1976).

Turn taking: Social personality and conversational style.

     Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 31(6),

     1134-1140. with Gallois, C.(1975).


Evidence of conversational disrhythmia in stutterers.

     Journal of Fluency Disorders,11,183-200. With Jensen, P.J.,

     & Beverung, J.W.(1986).

Facial-head cues, conversational distances and interpersonal

     impressions. Communication Quarterly, 28(3), 47-55. with

     Woodall, W.G., & Burgoon, J.K. (1980).