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This articlces intents to describe the meaning of gestures in sosial
cultural context, especially for students in language learning and generally for
language user which have different cultural background and to encourage
an appreciation of cultural diversity and the process of intercultural
communication.Students and people still find difficulties to learn, to
understand the gestures and leaves them confused about what the meaning
of gestures apply in context of situation and culture. This confusion is due to
countless rules governing proper of gestures.Based on the brief explanation
above, speakers of languages in certain cultures that use “gestures” can
change the meaning or the meaning conveyed. Thus, the problem is like
what gesture used by speakers of the language so that what is delivered
is not responded well, of course based on different cultural backgrounds.
Gestures serve different purposes in language. Function gestures make
symbol of language has meaningful. Content of gestures are the symbols
that communicate meaning in contexts. Clearly, people must know kinds of
gestures to understand what they act.


gestures, sosial cultural context, meaning

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A, Najamuddin. 2019. “The Meaning of Gesture in Social Cultural Context”. El-Tsaqafah : Jurnal Jurusan PBA 18 (1):102-13.


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