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Proxemics: Personal space

Exploring various aspects of nonverbal communication in animals and humans, cultural anthropologist E.T. Hall (1966) came to the conclusion that around each person, there exists an invisible “bubble”, a personal space which can be measured with surprising accuracy. The term that he coined to refer to the branch of knowledge dealing with personal space was …

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Chronemics: monochronic and polychronic cultures

Dear All, Today I would like to discuss two concepts: “monochronic culture” vs “polychronic culture”; both concepts are pertinent to chronemics (see “Types of nonverbal communication” post for the definition). Studying various aspects of interpersonal communication, famous anthropologist Edward T. Hall (1959; 1976) noticed that English has such expressions as “time is money” and “to waste …

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High- and low-context cultures

Dear All, In this post, I would like to discuss such concepts as “high-context culture” vs “low-context culture”. These concepts were first introduced by anthropologist Edward Twitchell Hall. According to Hall, “[h]igh context transactions feature pre-programmed information that is in the receiver and in the setting, with only minimal information in the transmitted message. Low …

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