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Use of Paralanguage and Kinesics The use of kinesics and paralanguage in everyday life is the most prominent use of persuasion we use subconsciously They are used subconsciously because you may not know what they mean Which can cause cultural tension if you do something that may seem harmless to you but may be a great insult to another culture Paralanguage has many forms such as whistling which can be used by many people as a means of entertaining by whistling a song or even in American culture used to hound women on the streets because they appear to be attractive These two uses of persuasion I will discuss about in my paper I will discuss the history of both and also how they are used today in everyday life To start of with I will define kinesics Kinesics is articulation of the body or movement resulting from muscular and skeletal shift This includes all actions physical or physiological automatic reflexes posture facial expressions gestures and other body movements Body language body idiom gesture language organ language and kinesic acts are just some terms used to depict kinesics In ways that body language works in nonverbal acts body language parallels paralanguage Kinesic acts may substitute for language accompany it or modify it Kinesic acts may be lexical or informative and directive in nature or they may be emotive or empathic movements Posture is one of the components of kinesics Posture is broken down into three basic positions bent knees lying down and standing Artists and mimes have always been aware of the range of communication possible through body stance But there are some cultural differences in posture positions Most people use the bent knee position to eat but while the Romans used to eat lying down Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark described the sleeping posture of the Tibetans before World
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