In This Chapter
• Listening for lies
• LIWC: Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count
• The “I’s” have it
• Understanding speech changes
“What’s the matter, honey?”
“It doesn’t sound like it’s nothing.”
Does this little exchange sound familiar? You’ve probably had that exact conversation with someone, which is why you will understand intuitively how much meaning can be conveyed in tone of voice.
We know that the voice can convey emotion, and in this chapter we talk about things experts listen for to determine whether someone is lying. Similarly, a false story, in writing, may look different than the truth. You’ve no doubt heard the expression: “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.” Also in this chapter, ...