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Abstract

B ä u m l, B e t t y J. - F r a n z H. B ä u m l: A Dictionary of Gestures. Metuchen, N.J .: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. 1975. XXXV, 249p., 9 figures in text. Of the physiologically possible body movements in the service of communication, the easiest to include in a glossary are those that are called emblems in recent communication research. Emblems differ from the other types of meaningful body movements in that they are also understood without the person performing them speaking to them. Emblematic gestures are consciously used with communicative intent and can be repeated by the executor without further ado - in contrast to the mostly unconsciously unconscious gestures illustrating, underlining and rhythmizing the speech. Emblems can always be replaced by a few words without the conversation assuming any other meaning; they can be collected by observing and questioning informants within a social structure. The emblems are by no means the signs per se, but only make up the smallest part of non-verbal communication, which consists mainly of illustrators (gestures accompanying speech and facial expressions to illustrate and reinforce what is spoken) and regulators (regulating the flow of speech and the. social position of

journal

Fabula - de Gruyter

Published: Jan 1, 1976