This article is devoted to studying the effect of using gestures on the emergence of new words in the languages. Gestures are often used by people to emphasize the meaning of some points of the verbal speech or to express feelings and emotions, which can’t be expressed by words. From this point, new words start to appear in the language, which are more descriptive and meaningful to their predecessors. Cultures that use more nonverbal forms of communication tend to have bigger dictionary bases, or even if they have small dictionary bases, they will have several words which don’t have any equivalent in other languages. There is always a tendency for the language to improve and enrich its vocabulary base. Countries that have a huge population, tend to have bigger language bases, where numerous factors affect the expansion of the language. Such factors include the use of gestures, which plays a role in easing the communication in crowded cities. Bigger language bases mean more literacy, and accordingly more literacy means advancement in different branches of life sciences and human sciences.
Keywords: gestures, language emergence, linguistics, non-verbal communication, cultures, different, human sciences
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Eladawy Mohamed (Cairo, Egypt ) – Master’s degree student, «Mechatronic Systems» Department , M.T. Kalashnikov Izhevsk state technical university. Research fields: Propeller-less fish-like underwater biomimetic robots, methodology of teaching Russian as a foreign language, language philosophy. Translator of Irina Nekipelova’s textbook «Russian as a foreign language: Step by step». SPIN- code: 3994-4676; AuthorID: 1138694.
For citation: Mohamed Arm Yehia Eladawy, (2022). Influence of gestures on expanding the vocabulary base of languages. Cross-Cultural Studies: Education and Science, Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2022), pp. 85-90 (in USA)
Manuscript received: 24/02/2022 – Accepted for publication: 28 /03/2022