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body language,

nonverbal communication by means of facial expessions, eye behavior, gestures, posture, and the like. Body language expresses emotions, feelings, and attitudes, sometimes even contradicting the messages conveyed by spoken language. Some nonverbal expressions are understood by people in all cultures; other expressions are particular to specific cultures. Kinesics, the scientific study of body language, was pioneered by the anthropologist Ray L. Birdwhistell, who wrote Introduction to Kinesics (1952).

body language

communication by gesture, posture and other nonverbal signs. Argyle (1967 and 1969) and Morris (1978) have both documented detailed observations of human nonverbal communication. Body language may include unintended SIGNS as well as intended communication.

In sociology, the appropriate positionings of the BODY in social ENCOUNTERS have been studied by social theorists, notably GOFFMAN. See also FACE-WORK.

body language

the nonverbal imparting of information by means of conscious or subconscious bodily gestures, posture, etc.
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