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kinesics

 [kĭ-ne´siks]
the scientific study of the role of body movements, such as facial expressions, gestures, and eye movements, in interpersonal communication.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ki·ne·sics

(ki-nē'siks),
The study of nonverbal bodily motion in communication. See: body language.
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ki·ne·sics

(ki-nē'siks)
The study of nonverbal bodily motion in communication.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ki·ne·sics

(ki-nē'siks)
The study of nonverbal bodily motion in communication.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Tribble has pioneered a method of thinking about acting within an ecology of kinesic experience and, in so doing, opened an avenue of inquiry into a subject--and subjects--that might seem to resist critical engagement.
In the specific case of the kinesic channel, it has been shown that gestures and speech mutually and obligatorily interact in order to enhance language comprehension (Kelly, Ozyurek, & Maris, 2010).
In Chapter 3, 'Verecundia and Social Wounding in the Legend of Lucrece', Bolens directs her considerable talent for weaving kinesic representation, semantic nuance, and the relationship of the subject to the social, towards the social emotion of verecundia (loosely, 'shame'), which serves to 'regulate interpersonal behavior', and thus has a powerful impact on 'kinesic communication' (p.
The freeze is the kinesic version of a "cool tongue", which reflects the "intelligent withholding of speech for the purposes of higher deliberation in the metaphor of the cool" (Thompson, 1973).
As Smollett puts it, Ferdinand experiences his fear as "more tormenting than the stab of a real dagger," it comes to him in the highly kinesic shape of "filips," and his own threats to the landlady eject themselves in "volleys." The forceful kinesic language of the effects that fear has on Ferdinand, and how he passes it on to the woman who is with him, give the embodied reader a fairly precise idea of Ferdinand's state of mind, and this idea is replicable in the reader's own embodied resonances to the kinesic shape and directedness of the words she reads (see Bolens for a discussion of "kinesic effects" in written texts).
Throughout her study, Saggini provides tables detailing the diegetic progression that Burney effects in prose to illuminate an Aristotelian poetics of kinesic, proxemic and paralinguistic conventions at work.
Its communicational abilities depend on the existence of codes: explicit (like in classic Indian dance and ritualistic dance, magical or religious) or implicit codes, like the kinesic, proxemic, and rhythmic ones.
(11-2) As if to show the ultimate limits of language to capture the essence of atmosphere and mood, kinesic devices such as music and lighting take on a central role.
Differences in the organisation of access to land and resources; kinship systems; social, political, and economic organisation; kinesic and conversational patterns; and art styles can all be seen and interpreted and understood as characteristic of this contrast (Figs 5-7).
[6] studied proprioceptive postural behavior in subjects with voice alterations, and they concluded that increased proprioceptive awareness through speech and kinesic therapy directly affect oral production.
The use of nonverbal communication in the communication process is through kinesic language and paralanguage.