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Gesture, Speech, and Sign$
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Lynn Messing and Ruth Campbell

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198524519

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524519.001.0001

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Emotional and conversational nonverbal signals

Emotional and conversational nonverbal signals

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(p.45) Chapter 3 Emotional and conversational nonverbal signals
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Gesture, Speech, and Sign
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Paul Ekman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524519.003.0003

This chapter revises and expands formulations which distinguish among a number of different types of body movements and facial expressions. Some of the terminology and most of the conceptual distinctions have been preserved, but refinements and expansions have benefited from empirical findings and theoretical developments. The crucial issue remains to distinguish among quite different activities, which are shown in facial and/or bodily movement, but which have quite different functions, origins, and coding.

Keywords:   nonverbal signals, body movements, facial expressions, emotional signals, emblems, speech

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