Visual-Gestural Communication: A Workbook in Nonverbal Expression and Reception

Willy Conley

  • 出版商: Routledge
  • 出版日期: 2019-04-24
  • 售價: $2,040
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,938
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 256
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 1138605867
  • ISBN-13: 9781138605862
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Visual-Gestural Communication is a truly unique volume in non-language communication devoted to the study of universal gestures, facial expressions, body language, and pantomime. Readers develop the skill and confidence to interact -- sans shared language -- with individuals, such as someone who is deaf or hard of hearing, or who speaks a foreign language. The text and accompanying online resources feature a wealth of icebreakers, sequenced yet modular activities and assignments, as well as resources, student exercises, and teacher-guided tasks that explore aspects and amalgamations of nonverbal communication, theatre, and sign language. It is a tremendous resource for students of visual-gestural communication, sign language interpretation, American Sign Language (and other foreign sign languages), nonverbal communication, theatre, and performance studies, as well as community educators in deaf awareness and advocacy. In addition to the text's vital use in the theatrical arena, it is also applicable to teachers who wish to help their students maximize the use of their facial expressions, gestures, and body language as a prerequisite to learning ASL.


Willy Conley is a professor of Theatre and Dance at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. He is is an award-winning playwright whose work has appeared in American Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences Today, Stages of Transformation and numerous anthologies. He specializes in teaching visual-gestural communication to undergraduate and graduate deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students. His publications include Listening Through the Bone: Collected Poems (2018), The Deaf Heart: A Novel (2015) and Vignettes of the Deaf Character and Other Plays (2009).