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Author Waisman, Orit Sônia.
Title Body, language and meaning in conflict situations : a semiotic analysis of gesture-word mismatches in Israeli-Jewish and Arab discourse / Orit Sônia Waisman.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., [2010]

Series Studies in functional and structural linguistics ; v. 62
Studies in functional and structural linguistics ; v. 62.
Subject Speech and gesture -- Political aspects -- Israel.
Body language -- Political aspects -- Israel.
Gesture -- Political aspects -- Israel.
Arab-Israeli conflict -- Psychological aspects.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 188 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Introduction -- ch. 2 presentation of the field -- Body, language and meaning -- body and its social meaning -- study of non-verbal communication -- Pointing gestures -- Mismatches between verbal and non-verbal modalities -- Gestures remain unnoticed -- Linguistics and non-verbal study -- Sign-oriented semiotic theory -- word systems semiotic approach -- Research on conflict -- Language and conflict -- Conflict between groups -- Arab-Jewish conflict -- ch. 3 Methodological issues -- data: A means to study conflict -- Preliminary data analysis -- gestalt view of the text -- Initial analysis of mismatches -- mismatch form -- Non-random distribution of signs: The word systems -- Analysis of the text as a whole -- word systems theoretical framework -- beten (belly) word system -- medina-adama (state-land) word system -- ̂ Shoa-Nakba (Holocaust-Catastrophe) word system -- Limitations -- ch. 4 beten word system -- meaning of the belly -- Literature review -- first half of the ninth meeting -- Brief presentation of the interaction -- mismatches -- Non-verbal expressions of beten -- second half of the ninth meeting -- beginning -- Michal: The notion of space and the full beten -- Nurit: Addressing her own identity issue through the beten mele'a -- Nabila: The beten as a common enemy -- Nurit: Efforts to connect to Manar's beten -- Manar: Puncture vs. protection, some verbal and non-verbal considerations -- Shoshi: "I'm dying to understand you. It's difficult for you, so I can't understand you" -- Other participants describe Shoshi -- Further observations -- Other participants -- facilitators: Verbal and non-verbal considerations -- Sari: Difficulties with the undefined, with feelings -- Michael: Approaching intimacy -- ̂
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789027287557 (electronic bk.)
9027287554 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612897290
OCLC # 693781073
Additional Format Print version: Waisman, Orit Sônia. Body, language and meaning in conflict situations. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2010 9789027215727 (DLC) 2010033262 (OCoLC)656158817