Abstract:Ways of communications are divided into two parts: verbal language and non-verbal language. According to some experts’ researches abroad, non-verbal language is also called body language, which accounts for 60 per cent in our daily communication and plays an important role in our daily life.
Different body languages manifest different meanings to us, even in different cities in the same country, there are still various meanings, let alone in different countries. Since our country has a good relationship with America now, we should learn more about the meaning of their body language in their daily life in order to avoid misunderstanding in our communication.
This paper mainly talks about the embodiments of body language: postures, gestures, facial expressions, and distance; and it talks about the applications of body language from three aspects: researches, TV programs, and basketball games in American daily life. From that, we can understand their body language and help us to communicate with them more easily.
Key words: body language; research; applications; influence