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ERIC Number: ED192384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Pages: 26
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Metakinesic Behavior in the Description of Non-Verbal Behavior.
von Raffler-Engel, Walburga; Weinstein, Steven
Metakinesics, a gesture used to describe another gesture, was examined in four judges discussing videotapes of 12 children listening to a story teller. The analysis of the data was divided into four parts: (1) comparing the judges' metakinesics among themselves, (2) comparing the judges' kinesics in taped and untaped situations, (3) comparing judges' kinesic behaviors with their metakinesic behaviors, and (4) analyzing in detail the interpreting functions of one of the judges. What emerged from the analysis of the data was a process of metakinesics programing that was similar to that in Eugene Nida's ethnolinguistic model of translation. It appeared that the image of the kinesic behavior of the model (storyteller) was mediated through the general kinesic behavior of the interpreter (judge) before it was produced metakinesically. The mediation process involved the interpreter's rules of ethnokinesis, the interactional situation of the moment, and possible constraints of seating arrangements or physical objects on the interpreter. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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