In English, a gesture refers to a manual or cephalic (of the head) gesture in addition to gestural phenomena in their totality. In French, “gestualité” is limited to certain kinds of manual gestures, or even cephalic gestures, while for others, it includes facial expressions and changes in position, posture, attitude throughout communication, or even proximity and changing of looks.

Contents validated by the Groupe de Travail 4 (multimodality and visual-gestural modality)