ERIC Number: ED218976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Kinesics in Academic Listening.
English, Susan Lewis
Although nonverbal behaviors have been shown to be learned, meaningful, systematic, and sometimes culture bound, kinesics, the science of body behavioral communication, has been a neglected factor in second language instruction and research, particularly in the area of academic listening. This paper describes steps taken to develop materials, methodology, testing, and research in the kinesic aspect of academic listening. For this purpose, videotapes were used extensively. A pilot study is reported that was designed to measure ESL students' learning of nonverbal cues and the effect of this learning on academic lecture comprehension and notetaking. Implications for future research include the generalizability of kinesics among academic lecturers and the cultural specificity of nonverbal behavior in academic lectures. This paper argues for inclusion of nonverbal training using both videotapes and live speakers in courses in nonnative academic listening. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Note Taking
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (16th, Honolulu, HI, May 1-6, 1982).