The Use of Body Languages in Intercultural Communication: Turkey and Japan

Culture is the result of a communication process. Intercultural communication is defined by how the framework of the concept of culture is drawn and how it is described. It is an interdisciplinary science that examines issues of interaction and meaning among people belonging to different cultures, perception of foreigners, explanations and observance of cultural differences. One of the cornerstones of intercultural communication is the body language. Body language is very important in conveying our feelings and thoughts. Body language, a very old area of communication history, has become more and more valid. Some body language is internationally accepted, but some of them show cultural changes from culture.Sometimes we even don't have any time to hear a voice; however, to be a powerful communicator, we have to allow time for "signals". It would be beneficial for us to respect, learn, and understand more about the effective, yet powerful "silent language" of gestures. In this work we will compare the body language of turkish individuals with german individuals. We will show the gestures and body languages which are common and which are different. This study will helps us with its results by the releationship with this countries.

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Author Information
Mehmet Fidan, Selcuk University, Turkey
Makbule Evrim Gulsunler, Selcuk University, Turkey

Paper Information Conference: MediAsia2018
Stream: International Communication

Added on Friday, July 27th, 2018
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