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Nonverbal Communication


Rebecca Vaughn

on 11 April 2013

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(noun): a systematic study of the relationship between nonlinguistic body motions (as blushes, shrugs, or eye movement) and communication
("Kinesics.") Kinesics There are five kinds of kinesics (Fisher): Illustrators Illustrators are movements that complement verbal communication by describing or accenting or reinforcing what the speaker is saying ("Kinesics - A.K.A."). Emblems are body movements with a verbal translation ("Kinesics - A.K.A."). A-OK Good Job Bad Job Be Quiet Its about this Big Pounding Fists on the Table Pointing at Something I Want You to Listen to Me Affect Displays Big Grin Frown Bouncing Baby Suggests Happiness and Joy Affect and displays are nonverbal displays of the body or face that carry an emotional meaning or display affective states ("Kinesics - A.K.A"). Shuffling Feet Indicating Nervousness Shows Pleasure and Happiness Regulators Taking Turns Suggests sadness Speaking Adaptors Tapping a Pencil Twisting Hair Scratching Head Shaking Legs Tugging at Ear Adaptors are forms of nonverbal communication that often occur at a low level of personal awareness (Kuhnke). Illustrators Affect Displays Regulators Adaptors Emblems United Kingdom When the palm is facing inward toward the body the meaning changes to a obscene gesture; such as giving the middle finger to someone in the U.S. ("V-Sign"). When the palm is facing outward from the body the meaning is victory or peace ("V-Sign"). Using the forefinger and the middle finger to signal the number "2" in the U.S. is common. British Natives have different meanings (Vickers). The V-Sign in this culture has two different meanings depending on which direction the palm faces ("V-Sign"). Positive Negative Each culture has a different view toward excessive or inadequate use of illustrators (Kuhnke). Asian Cultures Latin Cultures Using too many illustrators during a conversation in some Asian cultures shows a lack of knowledge and intelligence (Kuhnke). Not using an adequate amount of illustrators in Latin cultures is easily seen as not having an interest of what's being said (Kuhnke). Americans Japanese They can be experiencing the exact same levels of anger as other cultures, but demonstrates a greater affect in displays that make them appear more angry (Kuhnke). When expressing anger, they show less emotion than those of other cultures, yet may be experiencing the exact same amount of anger (Kuhnke). Italians The country has a variety of different cultures, so levels of anger are shown in various ways (Kuhnke). Emblems mean different things in different countries. Cultural Differences in Affect and Displays Regulators are nonverbal messages that accompany speech to control or regulate what the speaker is saying (Kuhnke). Walking Away Signals that you are done talking. Holding Up Your Finger Signals you would like them to stop talking. For the United States, a shake of the head means "no" and a nod of the head means "yes" ("Body"). However, this is not universal. In the Philippines, "no" is shown by a jerk of the head down ("Body"). In China, people avoid the use of "no", but show that "something is difficult" by thrusting their head backwards and sucking in the air through their teeth as they do so ("Body"). Chinese Filipino Cultural Differences in Head Nods Indians In India, the thrusting backward of the head or moving it in a figure 8 style means "yes" ("Body"). Crossing your legs may be a way to get comfortable in the United States, but it may be offensive to other cultures. Cultural Differences in Crossed Legs Islamic Culture The Islam people believe that when you have your legs crossed and the whole foot or sole of the foot is pointing at them, it's a sign of disrespect (Vickers). Thais The people of Thailand believe that showing the soles of the feet is considered a sign of disrespect as well. (Vickers). The Meaning When we cross our legs, we expose the bottom of our foot. The foot is the lowest part of the body and is often seen as dirty because it is often seen on or near the ground (Gammell). (tinyarena) (Medindia) (Cotney) ("Tapping A Pencil") (Williams-Staniec) (Photoeutopia) ("Man") (~girlsrl) ("Who's") ("Bouncing") (Andrews) (Isakson) ("Subway") (Berkey) ("It's") ("3D") ("Pounding") (Flanagan) ("Thumbs") ("A-Ok") ("TWO") ("Be") ("Churchill V") ("Churchill First") ("V") Emblems Works Cited https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KbVUVIq60WtXt3pJieiq6wRpTc9WJ6Mg_XFWQbV5BL0/edit?usp=sharing In conclusion, kinesics is the study of the relationship between nonverbal gestures and verbal communication. There are five kinds: emblems, illustrators, affect displays, regulators, and adaptors. All five nonverbal gestures mean different things in every culture in the world. What may seem pleasant in the United States, may be obscene elsewhere. Produced by: Linda Jones, Rebecca Vaughn, Sarah Zippirich, Shoneka Burnett

Thanks! ("Angry Italian") ("Angry Japanese") . A sign of the individual being nervous, bored, or anxious A sign of confusion or thinking A sign of an individual that is bored, nervous, or maybe likes someone. This could be used as a signal for something or just a nervous habit. Nervous Nervousness or a sign of impatience.
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