Term: Back-Channelling

Definition:

Back-channelling is a way of showing a speaker that you are following what they are saying and understand, often through interjections like I see, yes, OK and uhu.

 

Spelling note: Backchannelling and back channelling are also used, and in American English back-channeling, backchanneling and back channeling are used.

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