Universität Wien FIND

Return to Vienna for the summer semester of 2022. We are planning to hold courses mainly on site to enable the personal exchange between you, your teachers and fellow students. We have labelled digital and mixed courses in u:find accordingly.

Due to COVID-19, there might be changes at short notice (e.g. individual classes in a digital format). Obtain information about the current status on u:find and check your e-mails regularly.

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160140 SE Body Language (2022S)

Empirical seminar in this subject area

Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the teaching mode is not certain. If the situation allows, as much as possible will be taught in presence. Presumably, the seminar will start in March purely digitally or in hybrid mode (i.e. equally digitally and in presence). More detailed information will be sent to the registered students a few days before the first seminar session.

Monday 07.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Monday 14.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Monday 21.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Monday 28.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Monday 04.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Monday 25.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Monday 02.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Monday 09.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Monday 16.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Monday 30.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Monday 13.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Monday 20.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Monday 27.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

CONTENTS AND AIMS
Human face-to-face communication is not only verbal, but always involves so-called "body language", i.e. facial expressions, gestures, eye communication, posture and spatial behaviour (e.g. distance regulation). It is therefore semiotically multimodal.
This insight has also gained acceptance in linguistics, which is leaving behind the structuralist, narrow understanding of language.
Non-verbal communication is now one of the core areas of conversation analysis, discourse analysis, pragmatics, semiotics and psycholinguistics and psychology as well as anthropological linguistics.
The seminar aims to provide an overview of important theoretical-conceptual and methodological approaches to the linguistic and semiotic study of non-verbal communication. In terms of content, the seminar deals with the following topics:
o the complex interplay of verbal and non-verbal communication
o the influence of spatial conditions in (non-)public space on interaction (proxemics)
o the communicative relevance of posture and haptics
o the manifold communicative functions of gestures, facial expressions and gaze behaviour
o the computer-aided notation of non-verbal communication
o the phasic segmentation and functional typification of gestures
o the cultural dependence of non-verbal communication
o the connection between body language, gender and power.
The use of body language in politics, in the medical field, in advertising, in hip-hop and in the field of coordinating movement in public spaces will be examined. The effects of the Covid 19 pandemic on body language will also be discussed.

METHODS
Combination of lecture by the course instructor, reading of central texts, presentations of sub-topics and discussions on what has been read and presented. Small empirical case studies by the students within the framework of the seminar are welcome.

Assessment and permitted materials

- Mandatory reading of central texts
- Participation in the discussion
- Presentation
- Written paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- Reading of central texts
- Participation in the discussion
- presentation
- Written paper

Examination topics

Will be explained in detail in the first seminar lesson on 7 March 2022.

Reading list

Argyle, Michael (2005 [1975]): Körpersprache und Kommunikation. Das Handbuch zur nonverbalen Kommunikation. 9. Auflage. Paderborn: Junfermann Verlag.
Bressem, Jana (2013): Transcription systems for gestures, speech, prosody, postures, and gaze. In: Müller et al. (Hrsg.): 1037-1059.
Bressem, Jana, Ladewig, Silva H., Müller, Cornelia (2013): Linguistic Annotation System for Gestures In: Müller et al. (Hrsg.): 1098-1124.
Bührig, Kristin, Sager, Sven F. (Hrsg.) (2005): Osnabrücker Beiträge zur Sprachtheorie/OBST 70: Nonverbale Kommunikation im Gespräch. Duisburg: OBST.
Henley, Nancy M. (1993): Körperstrategien. Geschlecht, Macht und nonverbale Kommunikation. 6. Auflage. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer.
Ehlich, Konrad, Rehbein, Jochen (1981): Zur Notierung nonverbaler Kommunikation für diskursanalytische Zwecke. In: Winkler, Peter (Hrsg.): Methoden der Analyse von Face-to-Face-Situationen. Stuttgart: Metzler. 302-329.
Ehlich, Konrad, Rehbein, Jochen (1982): Augenkommunikation. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: Benjamins.
Ehlich, Konrad (2013): Nonverbal communication in a functional pragmatic perspective. In: Müller et al. (Hrsg.): 648-658.
Ekman, Paul, Friesen, Wallace V. (1969): The Repertoire of Nonverbal Behavior: Categories, Origins, Usage and Coding. In: Semiotica 1/1996. 49-98.
Fricke, Ellen (2007): Origo, Geste und Raum. Lokaldeixis im Deutschen. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter.
Hall Judith, A., Knapp, Mark L. (Hrsg.) (2013): Nonverbal communication. Berlin: de Gruyter.
Hall, Edward T. (1966): The Hidden Dimension. New York: Dubleday.
Kendon, Adam (2004): Gesture: Visible Action as Utterance. Cambridge: CUP.
Krumhuber, Eva, Kaiser, Susanne, Arvid, Kappas, Scherer, Klaus R. (2013): Body and speech as expression of inner states. In: Müller et al. (Hrsg.): 551-564.
Mondada, Lorenza (2013): Video as a tool in the social sciences In: Müller et al. (Hrsg.): 982-992.
Müller, Cornelia (1998): Redebegleitende Gesten. Kulturgeschichte – Theorie – Sprachvergleich. Berlin: Berlin Verlag.
Müller, Cornelia, Bressem, Jana, Ladewig, Silva H. (2013): Towards a grammar of gestures: A form-based view. In: Müller et al. (Hrsg.): 707-733.
Müller, Cornelia, Cienki, Alan, Fricke, Ellen, Ladewig, Silva, McNeill, David, Teßendorf, Sedinha (Hrsg.) (2013): Body – Language – Communication: An International Handbook on Multimodality in Human Interaction. Volume 1. Berlin, Boston: de Gruyter.
Nöth, Winfried (2000): Handbuch der Semiotik. 2. Auflage. Stuttgart: Metzler.
Müller, Cornelia, Cienki, Alan, Fricke, Ellen, Ladewig, Silva, McNeill, David, Bressem, Jana (Hrsg.) (2014): Body – Language – Communication: An International Handbook on Multimodality in Human Interaction. Volume 2. Berlin, Boston: de Gruyter.
Norris, Sigrid (2004): Analyzing Multimodal Interaction. A methodological framework. London, New York: Routledge.
Poggi, Isabella, D’Errico, Francesca, Vincze, Laura, Vinciarelli, Alessandro (Hrsg.) (2013): Multi¬modal Communication in Political Speech. Shaping Minds and Social Action. Heidelberg: Springer.
Streek, Jürgen (2002): A body and its gestures. In: Gesture 2/1/2002. 19-44.
Streek, Jürgen (2008): Gesture in political communication. A case study of the Democratic presidential candidates during the 2004 primary campaign. In: Research on Language and Social Interaction 41/1/2008. 154-186.
Streek, Jürgen (2009): Gesturecraft. The Manufacture of Meaning. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Streeck, Jürgen (2013): Praxeology of gesture. In: Müller et al. (Hrsg.): 674-688.
Verra, Stefan (2019): Die Körpersprache der Mächtigen. München: Heyne.

Association in the course directory

BA-M11
MA2-M1

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