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Author Carayon, Céline, author.

Title Eloquence embodied : nonverbal communication among French & indigenous peoples in the Americas / Céline Carayon
Published Williamsburg, Virginia : Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture ; Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
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Summary "Taking a fresh look at the first two centuries of French colonialism in the Americas, this book answers the long-standing question of how and how well indigenous Americans and the Europeans who arrived on their shores communicated with each other. French explorers and colonists in the sixteenth century noticed that indigenous peoples from Brazil to Canada used signs to communicate. The French, in response, quickly embraced the nonverbal as a means to overcome cultural and language barriers. Céline Carayon's close examination of their accounts enables her to recover these sophisticated native practices of embodied expressions"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 17, 2019)
Subject French -- Communication
Indians of North America -- Communication.
Indians of South America -- Communication
Nonverbal communication.
French colonies.
French -- Communication.
HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)
Indians of North America -- Communication.
Manners and customs.
Nonverbal communication.
France -- Colonies -- America -- Social life and customs
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1469652641
Other Titles Nonverbal communication among French & indigenous peoples in the Americas
Nonverbal communication among French and indigenous peoples in the Americas