ERIC Number: ED055511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Kinesics in the Foreign-Language Classroom. ERIC Focus Reports on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Number 24.
Green, Jerald R.
The classroom presentation of authentic nonverbal behavior as a legitimate and useful activity in the teaching of the foreign culture is explored in this report. The author focuses on the need for cross-cultural inventories for each of the commonly taught languages in American schools and colleges. Means by which currently-used language texts can be correlated with nonverbal, high frequency gestures are explored. A review of the development of kinesics as a branch of linguistics concentrates on contributions of early pioneers in the field. (RL)
Descriptors: Associative Learning, Cultural Context, Cultural Education, Instructional Program Divisions, Language Instruction, Nonverbal Communication, Nonverbal Learning, Paralinguistics, Teaching Methods, Visual Learning
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, New York, NY.