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Title: Aspects of Nonverbal Communication in the Ancient Near East, 2 Volume Set
Author: Gruber, Mayer I
Publisher: Gregorian and Biblical Press; Publication Date: 1980
Paperback; ISBN: 9788876534317
Volumes: 2; Pages: xxx, 770
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Gruber accounts for the multiplicity of homonymous anatomical idioms in the Hebrew Scriptures and in Akkadian and Ugaritic by utilizing Birdwhistell's idea that "those aspects of body movement which are commonly called gestures turn out to be like stem forms in a language: and that body movement can be analyzed into kinemes, each functioning in body motion communication as phonemes do in verbal language.