Bookshelf: Recent Books by GSL Authors

La Comunicación sin Palabras. Estudio Comparativo de Gestos Usados en España y Brasil


This book is the result of a research on the most common gestural emblems used in the Spanish and Brazilian cultures. In addition to providing an overview of previous studies on Non-Verbal Communication, the author analyses the role played by kinesic signs in human communication in general and its place in the foreign language classroom. This study contains quantitative and qualitative data obtained through fieldwork, as well as a comprehensive comparison of the different uses of the gestures used in each of the aforementioned cultures. It also includes a selection of the most relevant gestures, which are organized in groups. The last chapter offers some classroom activities that will be particularly useful to teachers of Spanish or Portuguese who wish to incorporate gestures into their teaching. In Spanish.