On Buhari’s ‘body language’ and students’ abduction

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On Buhari’s ‘body language’ and students’ abduction

By Segun Ige

Kinesics is a field in the communication firmament that specialises in “body language”. Body language involves the use of the eye contact, hand gesture, body movement, and what have you, in establishing, reinforcing and reiterating meanings between two or more parties, which wouldn’t have been ordinarily expressed verbally or orally. It is believed that non-verbal communication cues supplement those of pitch variation, melody, intonational patterns and the rest.

Arising from the abduction of about 300 schoolgirls in Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, on Friday, February 26, #BringBackOurGirls co-convener Aisha Yesufu has come out to decry and declare the general abduction of schoolboys and schoolgirls as a result of the President’s “body language”. Could the President’s “body” have been affecting his “language”, illocutionary discourse, prerogative power, or what? And what’s Buhari’s ‘body language’ got to do…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper