The silent language, Volume 175

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Doubleday, 1959 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
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In the everyday but unspoken give-and-take of human relationships, the silent language plays a vitally important role. Here, a leading American anthropologist has analyzed the many ways in which people talk to one another without the use of works. The pecking order in a chicken yard, the fierce competition in a school playground, every unwitting gesture and action-this is the vocabulary of the silent language. According to Dr. Hall, the concepts of space and time are tools with which all human beings may transmit messages. Space, for example, is the outgrowth of an animalʼs instinctive defense of his lair and is reflected in human society by the office workerʼs jealous defense of his desk, or the guarded, walled patio of a Latin-American home. Similarly, the concept of time, varying from Western precision to Eastern vagueness, Is revealed by the businessman who pointedly keeps a client waiting, or the South Pacific islander who murders his neighbor for an injustice suffered twenty years ago.

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For a book about the silent language, it's an awful lot about the not silent language. Read full review

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PEP Web - The Silent Language: By Edward T. Hall. New York ...
The Silent Language is the communication among peoples of different cultures or subcultures. As a former officer of the State Department, ... document.php?id=paq.028.0414a

JSTOR: The Silent Language
It is intended to en- lighten the public regarding the silent language in people's use of time, space, and ma- terials, "the ways in which man reads meaning ... sici?sici=0002-7294(195912)2%3A61%3A6%3C1103%3ATSL%3E2.0.CO%3B2-C

Women's Difference, Women's Prize, by Jeanne Curran and Susan Takata
Edward T. Hall, in The Silent Language, calls this emotion "affect." He explains that the more technical the approach we take to an issue, the less affect ... dearhabermas/ womdiff01.htm

In his book The Silent Language, the author. explores the cross-cultural context of com-. munication. His basic. thesis is that while. much human commu- ... mat/ Silent%20Language.pdf

Roger Abrantes--The Silent Language
The Silent Language. The Evolution of Social Canine Behavior ..... Hall, et (1981) The Silent Language. Molcho, S. (1994) Körpersprache ... TheSilentLanguageBody.htm

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In The Silent Language (1959) Hall outlined a broad ... THE SILENT LANGUAGE. People communicate through a whole range of behavior that is unexamined, ... hall.pdf

Health Care and the Silent Language of Vietnamese immigrant ...
THE "SILENT LANGUAGE" concept--that language is embedded in a culture--was introduced by Edward Hall decades ago. Each culture, Hall hypothesized, ... coms2/ summary_0199-1504882_ITM

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About the author (1959)

Edward T. Hall is the author of The Silent Language and several other books in the field of cultural communication.