LINGUIST List 11.2173

Sun Oct 8 2000

Disc: Review Green, Second to Last Posting

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  1. jose luis guijarro, RE: 11.2161, Disc: Review Green

Message 1: RE: 11.2161, Disc: Review Green

Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2000 10:25:48 +0200
From: jose luis guijarro <>
Subject: RE: 11.2161, Disc: Review Green

> Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 14:52:59 -0400
> From:
> Subject: Disc: Review Green
> I don't want to take this discussion off its tracks, but I must insert a
> vital correction here. Sign languages* are as far from "body language" as
> spoken languages are from grunts of effort, pause fillers, and
> quasi-lexa like "m-hmm" and "uh-uh". So, rather:
> let's call it body language (in Spanish, LENGUAJE corporal).
> Period (punto).

JLG: You are absolutely right! What I intended to write (and didn't for some
unknown reason) was "gesture language" (lenguaje de los gestos). I wanted to
distinguish posture, proxemics, etc., from facial expressions. Thanks for
the correction!

Jose Luis Guijarro Morales
Facultad de Filosofia y Letras
Avda. Gomez Ulla, 1
11003 Cadiz (Espa´┐Ża)
Tel. +34 956 015526
Fax. +34 956 015501
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