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dc.contributor.advisor Madadzhe, R.N. Sibuyi, Eliot Masezi
dc.contributor.other Mothiba, J.M. 2013-04-04T13:26:42Z 2013-04-04T13:26:42Z 2011
dc.description Thesis (M.A. (Linguistics)) --University of Limpopo, 2011 en_US
dc.description.abstract Xitsonga is one of the eleven official languages in South Africa. It is spoken mainly in three provinces, Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga, while English is a global language. Whenever two languages meet, challenges are evident in terms of communication. The study aim to analyse the impact of nonverbal communication in both English and Xitsonga cultures. Nonverbal communication accounts for 60 to 70 per cent of what people communicate. Furthermore, the study deals with the role of nonverbal communication as it shapes the perceptions of both the receivers and communicators’ personality. Categories of nonverbal communication have been investigated by exploring different intercultural dimensions which include nonverbal immediacy and non-immediacy behaviours, power, authority and status, power distance, responsiveness, high-context and low-context communication, individualistic or collectivistic cultures. In addition, the study explores facial expressions which, among others, include expression of emotions; the types of emotions; paralanguage; and factors that influence facial expressions; cultural display rules, eye contact and gaze. Also, the study gives attention to Facial paralanguage and facial reflexes. It has been discovered in the study that although English and Xitsonga cultures are related in some nonverbal communication aspects, there are other aspects that are culturally bound. The latter aspects require a serious scrutiny lest miscommunication and misinterpretation occur. In other words, culture cannot be taken for granted when it comes to nonverbal communication cues. Cultural display rules dictate responsiveness, attitudes, and perspectives of communicators’ perceptions. en_US
dc.format.extent xi, 108 leaves : ill en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo (Turfloop Campus) en_US
dc.relation.requires pdf en_US
dc.subject Nonverbal communication en_US
dc.subject Xitsonga discourse en_US
dc.subject.ddc 302.222963978 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nonverbal communication en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Communication -- Cross cultural studies en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tsonga language -- Discourse analysis -- South Africa en_US
dc.title The analysis of the impact of nonverbal communication Xitsonga discourse en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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