Friday, November 12, 2010

Kinesics differences

Now that's interesting:

The observation of bilingual speakers indicate that these [behaviors and signals] are semi-independent systems which must be examined in context. The significant aspect of this is that as a bilingual speaker changes languages he also changes kinesic systems.

I'll try to pay more attention to see whether I can spot this. Actually it should come as no surprise, as we've seen a thousand times that when you're trying to express yourself in a language you don't master your gestures utterly increase.

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