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Language Usage in Relationships

  • By: Richard R. B. Slatcher
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

The words that people use in conversation convey information about who they are, their motives, their audience, and their situations. Findings from laboratory and naturalistic studies over the past decade suggest that the words people use can yield clues about the ...

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