LINGUIST List 32.3164

Wed Oct 06 2021

Books: Understanding Nonverbal Communication: Danesi

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <>

Date: 06-Oct-2021
From: Lian Wilson <>
Subject: Understanding Nonverbal Communication: Danesi
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Title: Understanding Nonverbal Communication
Subtitle: A Semiotic Guide
Published: 2021
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

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Author: Marcel Danesi
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350152656 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 26.09 Comment: ePub
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350152663 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 26.09 Comment: PDF
Hardback: ISBN: 9781350152649 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 90.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781350152632 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 28.99

The human body is a primary source of meaning-making, with the body conveying over two-thirds of our messages. But how can we understand these physical communicative cues? How are they being expressed and exploited in new media and multimodal online and mobile interaction?

Offering an in-depth guide to help you investigate and understand real and virtual nonverbal communication using semiotic theory, this book assumes little previous knowledge of semiotics or linguistics. With in-depth, comparative case studies, each chapter deals with a traditional aspect of nonverbal communication, such as facial expressions, touch, and gesture, before extending the discussion to new media and cyberspace.

Explaining the issues step by step and supported by exercises, directed further reading and a glossary of key terms, "Understanding Nonverbal Communication" provides you with all the tools you need to understand how nonverbal communication unfolds in all kinds of contexts, and the kinds of messages that it makes possible.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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