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Title:
Bipedics: Towards a next category of kinesics. An empirical investigation of attitude and emotion through simple leg and foot gesture
Author:
Peter O’Reilly: University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
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Year:
2013
Conference:
NEALT Proceedings. Northern European Association for Language and Technology; 4th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication; November 15-16; Gothenburg; Sweden
Issue:
093
Article no.:
005
Pages:
31-38
No. of pages:
8
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2013-10-29
ISBN:
978-91-7519-461-5
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Series:
NEALT Proceedings Series
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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Previous research in the field of nonverbal behaviour and communication has neglected a possible link between simple leg and foot posture and movement (or bipedic gesture) and the expression of attitudes and emotions. The present investigation explored this link in two studies; Study 1 employed analysis of a corpus that consisted of video recordings of first encounter dyadic interaction alongside interactants’ self-reported measures of liking for their conversation partner. Study 2 employed a quasi-experimental design whereby participants were asked to interpret liking between interactants portrayed by mannequin dolls. The results from both studies support a link between certain bipedic gestures and the expression of attitudes and emotions. It is hoped that these findings stimulate further research on this neglected part of the human body and its communicative affordances.

Keywords: attitude display; bipedic gesture; kinesics; leg and foot positioning

NEALT Proceedings. Northern European Association for Language and Technology; 4th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication; November 15-16; Gothenburg; Sweden

Author:
Peter O’Reilly
Title:
Bipedics: Towards a next category of kinesics. An empirical investigation of attitude and emotion through simple leg and foot gesture
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NEALT Proceedings. Northern European Association for Language and Technology; 4th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication; November 15-16; Gothenburg; Sweden

Author:
Peter O’Reilly
Title:
Bipedics: Towards a next category of kinesics. An empirical investigation of attitude and emotion through simple leg and foot gesture
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