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Lynn WalshFollow

Location

Sydnor Performance Hall

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

4-4-2018 3:15 PM

Abstract

This thesis examines non-verbal communication and body rhetoric in sports. Looking at this type of communication in the singular setting of sporting events allows for further analysis on of the way non-verbal communication and body rhetoric send messages to receivers. The following study examines the role that sport, gender, and position play in non-verbal communication. Athletes have become an integral part of society, and athletes particular provide lessons and examples for all aspects.

A deeper consideration of this form of non-verbal communication leads to an examination of the athlete’s body itself, meaning that the body is looked at closely and analyzed as a form of expression. Theories of god and devil terms are helpful to explore these developments and in finding new factors that contribute to the public’s perception of athletes, whether it be positive or negative. These examples of non-verbal communication in sport celebration have not yet been critically analyzed together in a combined setting. This will help further understand society’s communication through the institution of athletics.

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Jorgensen-Earp, Dr. Savage, Dr. Roux

Comments

Department is Communication Studies and Honors Program (was not available option)

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Apr 4th, 3:15 PM

Slapping Hands and Sports Bra Tans: An Analysis of Non-Verbal Communication and God and Devil Terms in Sport Celebrations

Sydnor Performance Hall

This thesis examines non-verbal communication and body rhetoric in sports. Looking at this type of communication in the singular setting of sporting events allows for further analysis on of the way non-verbal communication and body rhetoric send messages to receivers. The following study examines the role that sport, gender, and position play in non-verbal communication. Athletes have become an integral part of society, and athletes particular provide lessons and examples for all aspects.

A deeper consideration of this form of non-verbal communication leads to an examination of the athlete’s body itself, meaning that the body is looked at closely and analyzed as a form of expression. Theories of god and devil terms are helpful to explore these developments and in finding new factors that contribute to the public’s perception of athletes, whether it be positive or negative. These examples of non-verbal communication in sport celebration have not yet been critically analyzed together in a combined setting. This will help further understand society’s communication through the institution of athletics.