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Prosodic and Non verbal Aspects of Academic Public Speech

Student: Zilia Galimullina

Supervisor: Elena Freidina

Faculty: School of Foreign Languages

Educational Programme: Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication (Master)

Final Grade: 10

Year of Graduation: 2019

The thesis is devoted to the study of the peculiarities of interaction between prosodic and non-verbal means in English-speaking academic public speech. The object of the study: fragments of public speeches by British and American lecturers. The subject of research: the prosodic and non-verbal characteristics of oral academic discourse, studied as a means of ensuring its effectiveness. The structure of the research paper is presented as follows: introduction, three chapters, conclusion and bibliography. The introduction reveals the relevance of the topic, determines the objective and tasks, describes the object, subject, material and research methods, and reveals the theoretical and practical significance of the work, its scientific novelty. The first chapter describes the academic public speech and its prosodic features. The second chapter is devoted to the description of the non-verbal component of speech and the correlation of prosodic and non-verbal means in oral speech. The third chapter contains the research itself, which is a kinesics-perceptual analysis of public speeches of British and American lecturers in the framework of academic discourse. The conclusion contains the results of the work and carries out their correlation with the objective and tasks set in the introduction. Bibliography includes scientific books, papers and websites on matters addressed in the thesis.

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