Gesty i ich znaczenie we współczesnej Polsce
Rocznik: 1996 Tom: 2 Numer: 3
The paper presents the results of a study on gestures' distribution and their meanings in western parts of Poland. A set of twenty gestures, selected by Desmond Morris's team for research in Western Europe and the Mediterranean was used. A research team involved eight people. Field studies were conducted in fourteen large and small cities of western Poland. About 420 people were interviewed. They were shown twenty photographs of key gestures presented in the book by D. Morris et al. (1979) and were asked to answer two questions: 1. Is this gesture used in this area?; 2. In your opinion, what does this gesture mean? The subjects were middle-age men, sitting in public places. It was expected that the study would serve two purposes. First, it would extend beyond the border of the area covered by Morris's team in their unique study. Second, it would show if there was any similarity between the meanings of the gestures in the region and the gestures' meanings in any zone of Morris's team's study that were the points of reference.