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ERIC Number: ED182628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Nonverbal Communication: Toward Syntax, by Way of Semantics.
Foa, Uriel G.; And Others
The search for syntactical rules which govern nonverbal communication and cues in humans has often been considered a problem separate from determining semantic rules. Departing from such a traditional approach was accomplished by employing the meaning of various nonverbal channels to study their interrelationship. It was proposed that the functions which relate behavior to meaning are ondulatory and are characterized by a different number of bending points. Examining this model with reference to other theoretical approaches conciliated ambiguity with richness of meaning, structural with external variable research, and syntax with semantics. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper copy not available due to marginal legibility; Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979)