How English Sounds to Non-English Speakers

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This video is representation of the theory of anthropological practice by showing how body language can be used to show both intentions and motives in a social environment. A couple, speaking what sounds like English have a common dinner date, but something goes wrong. The ability to notice something is wrong, even though the spoken language is not real, shows that the practice of natural, and probably learned body language are obvious to those of the culture and those familiar to it. Body language does not have a written code, it is ever fluid, and it is likely you understood everything minus the exact details of the fight in this skit.

Posted by Hannah Freeman on June 27, 2017

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