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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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Types of nonverbal communication

Image credit: European Parliament, “EP Journalism Prize 2011 winners are from France, Italy, Finland and Germany” October 19, 2011, via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Nonverbal means of communication (NMC) have recently come to attention of linguists, anthropologists, psychologists, communication and discourse studies scholars. It is now a widely admitted fact that they play an important …

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