What stands behind sign language in Italian: Daniele Donati reveals the secrets of sign language to RUDN students
The interactive lecture was devoted to the most popular gestures used by Italians to express approval and displeasure, joy and disappointment, greeting and farewell, as well as hunger and satiety.
Sign language is the bright side of Italians, it is gestures that replace words, bringing a unique touch to the communication not only with native speakers but representatives of other cultures. During the lecture, Daniele Donati spoke about the technologies of speech communication through gestures. Students immediately learned gestures and facial expressions during the presentation of scenes in which all participants communicated only with the help of mastered gestures.
Daniele Donati is a co-author of the textbook “Al dente”, one of the latest Italian language textbooks for full-time and distance learning. His successful academic collaboration with RUDN has been going on for several years. Students of RUDN Institute of Foreign Languages regularly receive scholarships to study at Campus Magnolia. This year, the scholarship was awarded to Natalia Suprun.