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MessagePosté le: 12 Avr 2009 16:26    Sujet du message: Japanese Body language and Use of silence

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To all the Japan lovers, I'd like to introduce Robert Louis Seltman’s articles, essays and blogs
http://www.lov-e.com/RLSeltmanPublications.html

I recommand his Master Thesis
Japanese Body Language in the Classroom (1991)

see the TABLE OF CONTENTS below.

ENJOY

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JAPANESE BODY LANGUAGE and Use of silence



Non-Verbal Communication in the Classroom
by Robert L. Seltman

http://lov-e.com/RLSArticlesfolder/JBL1.html


INTRODUCTION
1 - THE USE OF THE HANDS Hand Signs
http://lov-e.com/RLSArticlesfolder/JBL3.html
-1. ‘Come here’ (Chotto...oide)
-2. ‘Good-bye’
-3. No
-4. ‘Excuse me’ (Sumimasen)
-5. Writing Kanji (Chinese Characters)
-6. Peace/Victory Sign
-7. Jan-Ken (Choosing)
-8. Counting
-9. Indicating numbers
-10. "Something smells" (Kusai!)
-11. Oni (goblin)
-12. "Let's go eat."
-13. Laying it on Thick
-14. Money
-15. Pa! (Coo-Coo!, Crazy!)
-16. Tengu (Long-nosed goblin)
-17. Clashing Swords
-18. Let's go for a drink/We went drinking
-19. Sushi
-20. Promise
-21. Father Figure
-22. Woman
-23. To steal
-24. Pregnancy

2 - THE USE OF THE FACE Facial Expressions http://lov-e.com/RLSArticlesfolder/JBL5.html

1. "Me?" ("Boku?" or "Watashi?")
2. Head frozen, using the eyes.
3. The Uses of the Smile
4. "Something smells" (Kusai-zo)
5. "That's difficult to believe"
6. "Let's not discuss that here"


3 - THE USE OF BODY POSTURE AND GESTURE
http://lov-e.com/RLSArticlesfolder/JBL7.html

Body Gestures
http://lov-e.com/RLSArticlesfolder/JBL8.html

1. Pratfalls, theatrical slips and comical side steps
- The "Whoops! How Embarrassing! I made a mistake"
- The "Baka! (You Fool!)" head slap
2. Where and when to sit
3. Listening with eyes closed, dozing
4. How close is too close?

5. Bimbo Usuri (poor people's shaking)
6. Folded Arms
7. Sitting with legs spread
8. Receiving and giving
9. Ojigi (Bowing from the waist)
10. Unconscious bowing
11. Sitting on desks, Standing on chairs
12. O’s and X’s
13. Hands in your pants pockets
14. BANZAI! (HOORAY!)
15. Rajio taiso (Radio Exercises)

4 - THE USE OF SILENCE http://lov-e.com/RLSArticlesfolder/JBL9.html
Surprised Silence http://lov-e.com/RLSArticlesfolder/JBL10.html
Silence as an Expression of Agreement or Disagreement http://lov-e.com/RLSArticlesfolder/JBL11.html
Silence as an Expression of Femininity http://lov-e.com/RLSArticlesfolder/JBL12.html
Silence as an Expression of Defiance http://lov-e.com/RLSArticlesfolder/JBL13.html
Silence in Mixed Classes http://lov-e.com/RLSArticlesfolder/JBL14.html
Silence as Passive Resistance http://lov-e.com/RLSArticlesfolder/JBL15.html
CONCLUSION http://lov-e.com/RLSArticlesfolder/JBL16.html
BIBLIOGRAPHY http://lov-e.com/RLSArticlesfolder/JBL17.html

Copyright ©1991 by Robert L. Seltman



MAIN WORKS CITED (filtered : Japan)

Barnlund, Dean C. Communicative Styles of Japanese and Americans. Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1989.

Christopher, Robert C. The Japanese Mind: The Goliath Explained. New York: Linden Press / Simon & Schuster, 1983.

Doi, Takeo. The Anatomy of Dependence, trans. John Bester, Tokyo: Kodansha, 1973.

Hall, Edward T. and Hall, Mildred Reed. Hidden Differences, Doing Business with the Japanese, New York: An Anchor Book published by Doubleday, 1987.

Halloran, Richard. Japan: Images and Realities. Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1969.

Miller, Roy. Japan's Modern Myth, Tokyo: Weatherhill, 1982.

Mishima, Yukio. The Decay of the Angel Translated from the Japanese by Edward G, Seidensticker; Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1974.


Nakane, Chie. Japanese Society. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1970.

Okumura, Shohaku. Shikantaza - an introduction to Zazen, Kyoto, Japan: Kyoto Soto-Zen Center Sosenji, 1984

Reischauer, Edwin O. The Japanese. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1977.

Watts, Brenda. "Student Feedback in Japanese EFL Classes" Unpublished MAT Thesis. School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vt., 1990.

YWCA, The World Fellowship Committee of the Young Women’s Christian Association. Japanese Etiquette, An Introduction, Tokyo, Japan: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1955.

OTHER REFERENCES

Barthes, Roland. Empire of Signs, Translated by Richard Howard, New York: Hill and Wang, 1982.

Beardsley, Richard K., Hall, John W., and Ward, Robert E. Village Japan, Chicago and London: Phoenix Books, The University of Chicago Press, 1969.

Lebra, Takie Sugiyama. Japanese Patterns of Behavior, Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 1976.

Lebra, Takie Sugiyama, and Lebra, William P. Japanese Culture and Behavior, Selected Readings, Revised Edition, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1986.

Marsh, Peter. Eye to Eye, How People Interact, Tokyo, Macmillan Language House, 1988.

Matsumoto, Michihiro. The Unspoken Way, Haragei: Silence in Japanese Business and Society, Tokyo & New York, Kodansha International, 1989.

Nippon Steel Corporation. Nippon, The Land and its People, Tokyo: Nippon Steel Corporation, 1984.

Nitobe, Inazo, Bushido, The Soul of Japan. Vermont & Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1969.

Sakamoto, Nancy, Naotsuka, Reiko. Polite Fictions, Why Japanese and Americans Seem Rude to Each Other, Tokyo: Kinseido, 1982.

Tsunoda, Tadanobu. The Japanese Brain, Uniqueness and Universality, Translated by Yoshinori Oiwa, Tokyo, Japan: Taishukan Publishing Company, 1985.
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