Anton A. Varlamov а, @
Anna N. Kravchenko b
Aleksandra V. Gorbacheva а
Mikhail A. Osadchiy а
а Pushkin State Russian Language Institute, Moscow, Russia;
b Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland;
Social touch interactions and touch communication have gained much attention due to the recent discovery of C-tactile system in human: a separate sensory system serving a sole purpose of affi liating people socially and emotionally by providing unconditional positive reinforcement to human gentle touch. The present article is a multidisciplinary research aimed to integrate current frameworks and models of touch communication and to establish a semiotic model and classifi cation of touch gestures.
Varlamov A. A., Kravchenko A. N., Gorbacheva A. V., Osadchiy M. A. Language of touch: Biological aspects of social touch perception and the system of tactile communicative signals. Voprosy Jazykoznanija, 2020, 2: 75–92.
The research was funded by Russian Government contract, project 25.9502.2017/БЧ, “A cross-cultural study of tactile communication: linguistic, social, and psycho-emotional aspects”.