Yang Dandan, Chen Jun
College of Foreign Language, North China University of Science and Technology, Tangshan, Hebei, 063000, China
Body language is widely used as a kind of means of nonverbal communication. Not only can it help people express their thoughts and feelings, but also transmit all kinds of communicating information. This paper discusses the significance of body language by analyzing the difference in meaning in cross-cultural communication of several typical behaviors. Firstly, the first part gives a brief introduction of body language, including its definition, characteristics, and functions, which make readers have a clear understanding. Then,the classifications of body language according to several typical behaviors is presented in the second part, including facial expression, gesture, body posture and spatial distance of body. The third part mainly describes body language difference in meaning in cross-cultural communication. It is concluded in the last part that the function of body language in cross-cultural communication is indispensable, this paper will give some inspirations to people when they are engaged in cross-cultural communication.
cross-cultural communication, nonverbal communication, body language
Yang Dandan, Chen Jun. Body Language Difference in Meaning in Cross-cultural Communication. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 7: 33-39. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.060706.
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