Paraverbal communicative teaching t-patterns using socin and soprox observational systems

Marta Castañer, Oleguer Camerino, M. Teresa Anguera, Gudberg K. Jonsson

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This chapter focuses on how to analyze the paraverbal communicative fl uency of teaching style. Essential paraverbal criteria related to kinesics and proxemics were studied in lecturers offering courses. Some lessons were analyzed using the Observational Systems of Paraverbal Communication SOCIN and SOPROX, both observational instruments that enables a broad analysis of kinesics and proxemics. The recording instrument used to codify SOCIN and SOPROX was LINCE software and the Theme software was used to detect temporal patterns (T-patterns) in the observational data. The results reveal the power of the teachers’ illustrative and regulatory kinesics. The regulatory function makes use of clearly defined kinesic gestures such as emblems and kinetographs, whereas the illustrative function is accompanied by largely undefined kinesic gestures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeuromethods
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

ISSN (Print)0893-2336
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6045

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016.

Other keywords

  • Kinesics
  • Observational instruments
  • Paraverbal communication
  • Proxemics
  • T-Pattern analysis


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