The article deals with the specific realization of the vegetative symptoms under the great emotional tension which may cause altered states of consciousness. In particular the author enumerates the range of vegetative elements used in such situations by authors and discusses the grounds to include them in the system of non-verbal means of expression. The article also gives the classification of naming units of the above mentioned means of expression in stage directions. In conclusion, the author speculates as concerning the possibility of creating the algorithm of identification of altered states of consciousness based on the suggested classification.
The issues of nonverbal behaviour as an integral part of crosscultural communication are considered in the article. The main emphasis is paid to building socio-cultural competence among students in different communication situations.
The present work is dedicated to the role of gestures in overcoming lexical access problems in patients with motor aphasia. The study is based on a corpus of narratives by brain-damaged individuals – «Russian CliPS» (Clinical Pear Stories), the videos from which were annotated in the linguistic annotator «ELAN», with the gestural layout included in the analysis. The results suggest that most often the difficulties with lexical access were related to the search for nouns and verbs, and gestures (deictic and rhythmic gestures, beats) facilitated lexical access in patients.
Communication relies on verbal and non-verbal interaction. To be most effective, group members need to improve verbal and non-verbal communication. Non-verbal communication fulfills functions within groups that are sometimes difficult to communicate verbally. But interpreting non-verbal messages requires a great deal of skill because multiple meanings abound in these messages. Today the theory and practice of communication attract more and more scholars, as it has become evident that the investigation of its problems requires expertise from different areas of study. The present state of communication theory research is characterized by a lack of general methodological foundations and common conceptual approaches. There is no clear theoretical basis, commonly accepted terminology, fundamental assumptions, which would allow representatives of different directions and trends achieve mutual understanding. Opinions differ as to what should be seen as communication.
Review of the book by Elena A. Grishina "Russian gestures from a linguistic perspective". Moscow, 2017. 744 p.