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BODY LANGUAGE. by Don L. F. Nilsen and Alleen Pace Nilsen. Doppelgangers: The Evil Eye. AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE. Contrast sign language and finger spelling. Iconic Sign Language: Male-Female, Past-Future, Hand shape, Location, Movement, Palm Orientation, Finger Spelling.

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BODY LANGUAGE

by Don L. F. Nilsen and

Alleen Pace Nilsen


Doppelgangers: The Evil Eye


AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

  • Contrast sign language and finger spelling.

  • Iconic Sign Language: Male-Female, Past-Future, Hand shape, Location, Movement, Palm Orientation, Finger Spelling


American Sign Language:Finger Spelling vs. Signing


NELSON MANDELA FUNERAL FAKE SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/nelson-mandela/10510604/Fake-sign-language-interpreter-signs-along-to-tributes-from-Nelson-Mandelas-grandchildren.html


In Flags: The Peace SymbolNuclear Disarmament (N & D)


FACE

  • Frown

  • Giggle

  • Grimace

  • Grin

  • Guffaw

  • Laugh

  • Scowl

  • Smile

  • Smirk

  • Snarl


THE BABY’S EVIL EYE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBSYD0dQCAw


Red Skelton


HEAD

  • Flutter eyelashes

  • Grit teeth

  • Hold nose

  • Nod head (yes)

  • Raise eyebrows

  • Shake head (no)

  • Stick out tongue

  • Wink

  • Wrinkle nose

  • Yawn


LIE TO ME:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgRJ7-s0u7c


Curiosity and Exuberance


Sadness and Surprise


SHOULDERS

  • Rolling shoulder suggestively

  • Shrugging shoulders in disbelief or wonderment


The Juggling Politician

https://www.youtube.com/embed/n6mbW-jMtrY?rel=0


HANDS, FINGERS & THUMB

  • Applauding

  • Extending pinkey

  • Crossing fingers (to lie)

  • Giving the finger

  • Holding hands

  • Pointing

  • Shaking hands (note gender & ethnic differences)

  • Thumbing a ride

  • Thumbs up

  • Twiddling thumbs

American Sign Language

Applauding


Sun Devils and Nerd Fighters


Uncle Sam Recruitment Poster

  • Here is Uncle Sam’s pointing finger.

  • This is a rude gesture in some cultures.


DAVE CHAPPELLE’S THUMB

  • Chappelle tells about a high-jacked airplane in which he sees another Black male and they do a thumbs up to each other.

  • “We were just communicating that we understood the situation. We were both seeing the same thing. What we understood was simply—terrorists don’t take black hostages.

  • (Chappelle 2003)


ARMS

  • Limp wrist

  • Raise hand in class

  • Sign of the cross

  • Waving hand (note gender differences)

  • Sports Signals (See the next slide)


SPORTS BODY LANGUAGE

  • BASEBALL: Fair Ball, Foul Ball, Home Run, Out, Strike

    • Plus Signals from the Catcher to the Pitcher, to the Infield, and to the Outfield

    • Plus Coach Signals for the Batter, from the First-Base Coach, and from the Third-Base Coach

  • BASKETBALL: Basket Counts, Basket Doesn’t Count, Blocking Foul, Held Ball, In Bounce, Moving Screen, Offensive Fowl, Out of Bounce, Time Out

  • FOOTBALL: Clipping, Face Mask, Illegal Celebration, Illegal Procedure, Late Hit, Offside, Pass Interference, Roughing the Kicker, Roughing the Passer, Safety, Touchdown, Unnecessary Roughness

    • Plus Metaphors related to most of these expressions like hardballsoftball and ballpark figure.


LEGS & FEET

  • Crossing legs (note gender & ethnic differences)

  • Sitting on a park bench

  • Sitting on a bus seat

  • Slapping knee while laughing


MINESTRY OF SILLY WALKS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqhlQfXUk7w


SPACE BUBBLES:

The University of Texas Shooter

had the space bubble of

a paranoid.

  • Asian vs. Latin American

  • Doorway, Subway, Elevator

  • University of Texas: Texas Tower Sniper


TIME EXPECTATIONS

  • Latin American vs. Mormon

  • Cocktail Party vs. Dinner vs. Class


UNINTENTIONAL BODY LANGUAGE

  • blinking

  • blushing

  • cowering

  • cringing

  • shuddering

  • trembling

  • twisting hair

  • weeping


BODY METAPHORS:

  • To be on your toes

  • To be stuck up

  • To be up in arms

  • To break a leg

  • To count noses

  • To foot the bill

  • To have your tongue in your cheek

  • To keep a stiff upper lip

  • To keep your chin up

  • To play it by ear

  • To put your foot in your mouth

  • To see eye to eye

  • To shake a leg

  • To throw in the towel

Total Relaxation


Exuberance and Sadness:First Day of School


Doppelgangers and Body DoublesRichard Nixon


James Carville


John McCain


Hillary Clinton


Sarah Palin and Tina Fey


Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin


Body Language Plus Intonation

  • Use only the words “John” and “Marsha” to indicate the following:

  • Anger vs. Fear

  • Resignation vs. Exuberance

  • Sadness vs. Surprise

  • Pretentiousness vs. Aloofness

  • Hate vs. Passion

Desire


Happiness


Friendship


Love


Full-Body Language

3-YEAR-OLD CONDUCTING BEETHOVEN’S 5th SYMPHONY:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0REJ-lCGiKU


Amusement and Antipathy


Total Involvement


Narcisism


PARALANGUAGE

  • Giddyup (plus lateral click)

  • Hiss

  • Huh?

  • Raspberry (Bronx Cheer)

  • Shush

  • Swearing (*&#@+&%$@~*)

  • Tsk tsk

  • Uchhhhh

  • Uh huh (yes & no)

  • Wolf whistle

  • Yuchhhh


SLAPSTICK ON “CHEERS”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1kbn-LOpes


EXPLAIN HOW THE FOLLOWING GESTURES ARE INTERPRETED DIFFERENTLY IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

  • Biting your thumbnail

  • Kissing someone on the cheeks

  • Putting your hands on your hips

  • Using arm gestures

  • Using eye gestures

  • Using finger gestures

  • Using hand gestures

  • Using lip gestures

Age Differences


Social In-Bonding


SILENT MONKS SINGING “HALLELUIA CHORUS”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCFCeJTEzNU&feature=related


Social Out-Bonding


Point of View


Parody


Photobombing


Four Really Talented Ladies:

http://www.reshareworthy.com/amazing-quartet-blew-audience-away/#HlDc3TMGOGULZGi4.01


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