Started reading Janine Driver’s You say more than you think. And ended the day with James Lee Burke’s Creole belle on p249 with another reference to body language:
I searched his face, his eyes, his body language, looking for the blink, the tic in the cheek, the stiffness in the lips, the twitch in the hand that signals a lie.
Driver would say that that is a myth—an example of “Old Body Language”. And it strikes me that it’s the ‘Old’ language learning method that I too am trying to replace.
I’ve the feeling that Buckminster Fuller would agree.