Without exception, the commentaries on my paper help further develop and refine the theory of expressives. They approach the expressive dimension from diverse theoretical perspectives, and they leave us with important new data. There is not space in this reply to do justice to all the points raised, so I instead highlight and reexamine the main themes.
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