Friday, February 18, 2011

Body Language & ASL

A friend just sent me a link to this video which is not just hilarious, but demonstrates the complexity of human communication.
Part of linguistics anthropology is the study of non-verbal communication, which is very much a part of American Sign Language (ASL). I think this girl not only uses the correct signs to translate the song but also combines gestures, facial expressions, body movement, in other words kinesics to re-enact this song.
Let's see what you guys think:

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful video. It was contemporary and had a direct impact on the audience. It shows the power of non-verbal communication, as you could turn down the sound and still had a good idea of what was being communicated.