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ERIC Number: ED061778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Pages: 8
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Hacia una vision total del hablante espanol (Toward a Total View of the Spanish Speaker).
Poyatos, Fernando
To understand the Spanish speaker one must be aware of the many facets of Hispanic culture and the various means of communicating that language and that culture. The two main forms of communication, linguistics and paralinguistics, convey the speaker's behavior and identify him as a member of the Hispanic culture. Linguistic patterns in Spanish follow traditional lines and describe the contents of language. Paralinguistics analyzes how a language is spoken and involves posture, kinesics, gestures, facial expressions, exclamatory remarks, and emotional utterances. The paralinguistics utilized by the Spanish speaker, along with his sensory perception, his social attitudes, and his relationship with members of his family and social peers, best conveys the total context of his communicative activities. (DS)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, San Francisco, California, December 1970