As the Clever Hans story tells us, certain animals may
have superior abilities to communicate non-verbally and it may take place below
the threshold of human awareness. Write an essay that explores the nature and
the power of non-verbal language in everyday communication between human and
human, and human and animal. Besides Week 1 and 2 lectures and readings, a very
good starting point for external sources would be Charles Hockett’s book, The
View from Language: Selected Essays 1948-1974. You will also find important
(and fun) research material in the documentaries (such as PBS documentary, NOVA
scienceNOW: How Smart are Animals? Or Dolphins (IMAX). Also, see various
National Geographic and BBC documentaries on animal world), as well as in
contemporary news reports.
Title- Role of non-verbal communication between different species.
Thesis statement- Different species develop different strategies to communicate and interact effectively with each other and with the environment. Non- verbal communication helps to interact human and human, human and animal, animal and animal.
APA style, 2000 words excluding the references page.
Atleast 6 academic sources (articles, books, chapters) required from KPU website