Linguistic Anth. Chapter 6

Linguistic Anth. Chapter 6 - Nonverbal Communication...

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Nonverbal Communication Chapter 6
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    Nonverbal communication Transmission of messages without spoken  words Gestures, postures, facial expressions, eye  gaze, use of space, signaling systems,  apparel, sign language and sometimes  noises, smell, taste and touch
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    How important is it? 60% of messages are sent nonverbally.   How might this affect telephone, email, IM,  text messaging? Nonverbal messages can override spoken  ones.  Think of some examples of this.
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    Smell, taste and touch Give examples of how smell, and taste can communicate a  message.  Provide three examples of each. How can you use touch to communicate power, affection,  hatred, understanding, fear, boredom, and conspiracy? Reread passage 6.1 on page 125.  What does this  experiment tell you about the potentially unconscious  nature of one’s nonverbal messages.  
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  Proxemics The study of how people perceive and use space. Edward T. Hall identified 4 types of space that can 
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