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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

BODY LANGUAGE

by Don L. F. Nilsen and

Alleen Pace Nilsen

american sign language
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
  • Contrast sign language and finger spelling.
  • Iconic Sign Language: Male-Female, Past-Future, Hand shape, Location, Movement, Palm Orientation, Finger Spelling
nelson mandela funeral fake sign language interpreter
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

slide7
FACE
  • Frown
  • Giggle
  • Grimace
  • Grin
  • Guffaw
  • Laugh
  • Scowl
  • Smile
  • Smirk
  • Snarl
the baby s evil eye
THE BABY’S EVIL EYE:

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

slide11
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
LIE TO ME:

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

shoulders
SHOULDERS
  • Rolling shoulder suggestively
  • Shrugging shoulders in disbelief or wonderment
the juggling politician
The Juggling Politician

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

hands fingers thumb
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

uncle sam recruitment poster
Uncle Sam Recruitment Poster
  • Here is Uncle Sam’s pointing finger.
  • This is a rude gesture in some cultures.
dave chappelle s thumb
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)
slide22
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
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
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
MINESTRY OF SILLY WALKS:

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

space bubbles
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
TIME EXPECTATIONS
  • Latin American vs. Mormon
  • Cocktail Party vs. Dinner vs. Class
unintentional body language
UNINTENTIONAL BODY LANGUAGE
  • blinking
  • blushing
  • cowering
  • cringing
  • shuddering
  • trembling
  • twisting hair
  • weeping
body metaphors
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

body language plus intonation
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

full body language
Full-Body Language

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

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

paralanguage
PARALANGUAGE
  • Giddyup (plus lateral click)
  • Hiss
  • Huh?
  • Raspberry (Bronx Cheer)
  • Shush
  • Swearing (*&#@+&%[email protected]~*)
  • Tsk tsk
  • Uchhhhh
  • Uh huh (yes & no)
  • Wolf whistle
  • Yuchhhh
slapstick on cheers
SLAPSTICK ON “CHEERS”:

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

explain how the following gestures are interpreted differently in different countries
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

silent monks singing halleluia chorus
SILENT MONKS SINGING “HALLELUIA CHORUS”:

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

four really talented ladies
Four Really Talented Ladies:

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

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