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Chapter 4 Verbal and Non Verbal Dimensions of Talk

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Amanda Peterson

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Transcript of Chapter 4 Verbal and Non Verbal Dimensions of Talk

Chapter 4 Verbal and Non Verbal Dimensions of Talk
How they Connect
You are shaking your head yes, but your scowl says no. Which is it? Clues to "mixed cues".
Voice includes many different nonverbal elements. Paralinguistics: Nonverbal vocal elements include rate of speech, pitch variation, volume, and vocal quality.
Silence: The most varied and conflicting state. Silence is meaningful.
Facial expressions and words often let others know when it is their turn to join the conversation.
Gestures and words. Body language, hand motions, and facial expressions all read into the message the sender is sending.Without these cues the message can take on a different meaning.
Non Verbal Communication
Primarily Nonverbal cues- Gestures, Eye gaze, Touch, facial expressions, eye contact, gaze.

Gestures can affect hows we interpret peoples words

Facial Expression and Words- Eye behavior is important for facial expression, used to get across important information.

Proximity of Space- Possessive over space and how close you are to a person when you are speaking o them all relay a message.

Proxemics- study of communication effects of space or distance.


Works Cited


Stewart, John. "Verbal and Nonverbal Contact." Bridges, Not Walls: A Book about Interpersonal Communication. 11th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2012. 101-23. Print.

Any Questions?
Verbal Communication
Continued Non- Verbal
Intimate Distance- 18 inches

Personal Distance- 1.5 to 4 feet

Social Distance- 4 to 12 feet

Public Distance- 12 to 25 feet

Touch- most direct way of communication, Being "Touch Starved"
Are symbols with arbitrary meanings
Richards Triangle (Word may have individualistic meanings)
Lead to actions
Shapes ideas and perception
Identify time, sequence, and subject
can create gender bias (Policeman vs Police Officer)

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