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Nonverbal Communication Contrast in China and Madagascar

Author HuangJin
Tutor LuPuLing
School Jiangxi Normal University
Course Chinese International Education
Keywords China Madagascar non-verbal communication interculturalcommunication contrast
Type Master's thesis
Year 2013
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Verbal communication and non-verbal communication are two main forms ofhuman communication. Verbal communication as the most important form ofcommunication, which is responsible for passing the ideological content ofcommunication, is a convenient and effective means.The non-verbal communication is one of the two major forms of humancommunication; it is also an important part in cross-cultural communication.Non-verbal communication can assist the verbal communication, it is also can conveyemotion,express the relationship. With frequent exchanges in China and Madagascar,the importance of non-verbal communication is more and more prominent.This paper use comparative method from four part (bodylanguage, paralinguistic, environmental language and object language)to explorethe non-verbal communication behavior of China and Madagascar,analysis thedifferences of non-verbal communication. And find the culture reasons which makethe differences of non-verbal communication.Communication reflects the culture,culture spread through the communication. Culture and communication are mutuallyinterdependent and inseparable relationship. It is said that on the one hand, culturalthrough communication to acquire, transmit and preserve. On the other hand, theprocess of communication is dependent on the culture. In the communication, theverbal language and non-verbal language are affected by their culture background.The paper from three aspects to explore the difference of nonverbalcommunication between China and Madagascar. First,high-context cultures of Chinaand low-context culture of Madagascar; Second, the traditional culture of China andthe integration culture of Madagascar.Third, the religion effect to the non-verbalcommunication in the two countries.

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