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论跨文化交际中的体态语On Body Language in Intercultural Communic

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论跨文化交际中的体态语On Body Language in Intercultural Communicatio

Abstract: Nowadays, with the continuous development of economy and culture, the international exchanges have become increasingly frequent. There is an old saying “to watch the weather outside and the face inside,” which is very beneficial to intercultural communication. As an important part of non-verbal communication, body language also plays a crucial role in intercultural communication. However, by different cultural traditions body languages are not exactly the same. They are restricted by culture and meanwhile have unique cultural connotation. In order to succeed in the intercultural communication, we should have a correct understanding of the cultural differences and similarities between body languages in different cultures. This paper, on the basis of some examples concerning gestures, facial expressions, eye contact, postures and space, attempts to make a comparison between body languages in different cultures. It also aims at enumerating the cultural differences and similarities of body language, putting forward the principles that should be followed in intercultural communication, and making an effective contribution to cultural communication.

Key words: Intercultural communication; Body language; Cultural differences; Cultural similarities; Principles

Contents
Abstract. I
1 Introduction 1
2 Body Language 1
2.1 The introduction of body language 1
2.2 The importance of body language in intercultural communication 1
3 The communicative functions of body language in intercultural communication 2
3.1 Expressing true emotions 2
3.2 Showing and hiding emotions 3
3.3 Replacing verbal words 3
3.4 Meeting the need of social communication 3
3.5 Reflecting social relationships 4
4 The classification of body language 4
4.1 Gestures 4
4.2 Facial expressions 5
4.3 Eye contact 5
4.4 Postures 5
4.5 Space 6
5 The cultural differences of body language 6
5.1 Traditional cultures 6
5.2 National characteristics 7
5.3 Social customs 8
6 Conclusion 8
References 10
Acknowledgements 11
 
1 Introduction
There are two kinds of communication existing in the human society. They are verbal communication and non-verbal communication. The non-verbal communicative behavior refers to the process that people use the natural characteristics of body to transfer information and express specific thoughts and ideas. It includes body language, object language and context language. Body language, of the three kinds of non-verbal communication, is the most important part in communication both home and abroad. With the rapid economic and cultural development in the latest decades, intercultural communication is becoming a fashionable trend in international affairs, and meanwhile, body language in intercultural communication is inevitably a hot topic among people and scholars of various fields.(责任编辑:BUG)



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