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Speech Genres

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Sharifullin B. Y. The speech genres of non-verbal communication. Speech Genres, 2016, no. 1(13), pp. 18-23. DOI: 10.18500/2311-0740-2016-1-13-18-23

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The speech genres of non-verbal communication

Sharifullin Boris Yakhiyevich, Lesosibirskij Pedagogical Institute — branch of Siberian Federal University

The possibility of speech genristic approach to non-verbal communication is discussed in the article. Traditionally, only verbal forms of sentences are regarded as speech genres. However, the contemporary theory of speech communication differenciates  verbal and non-verbal speech. Therefore,  the speech genres may be non-verbal too, that is well traced in nowadays speech interaction, mainly on the level of everyday communication. Gestures as non-verbal representers of correspondent speech genres also have a certain structure and composition, because there are not “one-component” gestures, which depends on peculiarities of human anatomy. Some non-verbal genre analogues of such speech genres as «greeting», «farewell», «threatening» etc. are analyzed in the paper.


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