Re: culturally based gestures and their meanings

Roy V. Hughson (
24 Sep 1996 20:07:01 GMT

On Sep 22, 1996 20:31:11 in article <culturally based gestures and their
meanings>, '"a.p. de groot" <>' wrote:

>hello, i am looking for for any information (papers, articles...) on
>gestures and their meanings insofar they are based on culture. I am a
>stewardess for KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines and I need the information
>for my work. Thanks in advance, Adre€nne

I'd suggest that you get a copy of Desmond Morris' book, "Bodytalk: The
Meaning of Human Gestures." It was published in 1993 or 1994.
It's a very interesting book, with illustrations of the gestures. It gives
their meaning in various cultures, which are often quite different for the
same gesture.

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