Paralinguistic cues are changes in intonation and pitch to mark fantasy and the animation of objects; it also involves the use of pretense and high and low voices to mark role enactment.
Paralinguistic cues were given a numerical value of 1; descriptions of action the value of 2; repetition the value of 3; semantic tying, 4; calls for attention, 5; directives, 6; and the last strategy, tags, was designated the value of 7.
Paralinguistic cues were used more frequently by dyads than by groups.
Qualitative data showed the usage of paralinguistic cues to animate objects, to voice intonation in order to mark fantasy, and to portray roles.
When LF completed the structure, paralinguistic cues were used as LF and AS voiced the figurines.
The monolingual child (BV) used paralinguistic cues when the bilingual partner (EH) did not communicate to the partner.