Book — 1 online resource (viii, 548 pages) : illustrations
Preface; Introduction: Current Issues in the Study of 'Nonverbal Communication'; PART ONE: THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES; The Repertoire of Nonverbal Behavior: Categories, Origins, Usage, and Coding; Forms and Functions of Nonverbal Communication in the Novel: A New Perspective of the Author-Character-Reader Relationship; Toward a Mathematization of Kinetic Behavior: A Review of Paul Bouissac's La Mesure des Gestes; Maximizing Replicability in Describing Facial Behavior; PART TWO: ORGANIZATION OF BEHAVIOR IN SOCIAL ENCOUNTERS.
Patterns of Public Behavior: Collision Avoidance on a Pedestrian CrossingGreeting a Stranger: Some Commonly Used Nonverbal Signals of Aversiveness; Handwork as Ceremony: The Case of the Handshake; Kinesic Signals at Utterance Boundaries in Preschool Children; The Different Functions of Gaze; Sequential Temporal Patterns of Speech and Gaze in Dialogue; Some Functions of the Face in a Kissing Round; The Case of the Apple Turnover: An Experiment in Multichannel Communication Analysis; PART THREE: GESTURE; Gesture Inventories: Fieldwork Methodology and Problems.
Communicative Body Movements: American EmblemsContrastive-Identiflcational Features of Persian Gesture; Physical versus Semantic Classification of Nonverbal Forms: A Cross-Cultural Experiment; Facial Emblems of 'Right' and 'Wrong': Topographical Analysis and Derivation of a Recognition Test; Tongue Showing: A Facial Display of Humans and Other Primate Species; Sources.
The present volume is an excellent introduction to the study of human nonverbal communication, including interaction and gesture, for students and specialists in other disciplines, as well as a convenient compilation of significant contributions to the field for experts. Part 1 includes four articles, the import of which is primarily theoretical or methodological. Part II comprises eight articles in which instances of interaction are examined and attempts are made to explain how the behavior that can be observed in them functions in the interaction process. Part III presents six articles on w.